Upon return to the house, the baby headed off to bed and we all headed to the couch for our book reading. We read several "Poppleton" books today. Then we headed to the kitchen for an experiment. Some time ago, I found an imitation silly putty recipe on a blog and bookmarked it for a rainy day. Over the past few months I had collected the ingredients when I spotted them and was prepared for a day of inside experimentation. First we made one batch together for the toddler, then the twins made their own. The had to make them their favorite colours. This experiment turned out to be a complete hit. I would return to the kitchen many times throughout the day and find one, two, or three boys experimenting with their goo. They carried on right up until bedtime when they showed daddy what they made.
|Mixing the goo together to make imitation silly putty|
|playing with the concoction|
|It had to be orange and of course we had to figure out how to make the colour first.|
|As I didn't have much time to read the instructions before leaving the store. I did not realize there was only one peg board. Alas, a lesson in working together.|
|The result - a backhoe, as per the guidance of twin2.|
|I kept finding the kids playing with their imitation silly putty throughout the day, right up until bed time. We have already played with it today, too. Twin1 was seeing how far it would stretch before breaking.|