Fun Ideas for the School Holidays

Looking for a fun activity to do with the kids (or grandkids) these school holidays that doesn’t involve screen time. Look no further than our Bubble Bath Slime and Bouncing Bubbles Recipes! These simple recipes are made with Tri Nature’s gentle plant-based products and some other simple ingredients.

Bubble Bath Slime

No longer do you need to make slime with glue and toxic ingredients like borax! This simple recipe will allow you to make slime with just a few common ingredients. This recipe makes a doughy type of slime but if you prefer a more liquid slime then you can adjust the amount of cornstarch to get the texture you desire.

Slime play can get a little messy so get the kids in some old clothes and head outside for some fun. When you are done just pop the kids straight into the bath.

Materials

(Makes about 2 cups of slime)

  • 2 1/4 cups of Corn Starch (or Corn Flour) (about 250 grams)
  • ¼ cup of Sweet Almond Massage Oil (or other oil of your choice) (about 50 grams)
  • ¾ cup of Kids Bubble Bath (about 180 grams)
  • 2 drops of Food Colouring (optional)
  • Biodegradable glitter (optional)

Tools

  • Large Bowl
  • Spoon

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix ¾ cup of the cornstarch and the oil until it forms a paste.
  2. Add the Bubble Bath and food colour (optional) and mix well.
  3. Add the remaining cornstarch gradually until you achieve the slime consistency you prefer.
  4. Add a little more cornstarch if required to make it thicker. Add biodegradable glitter if required.
  5. Knead in your hands and stretch the slime.
  6. May be stored in a sealed container for 2 to 3 days.

 

Bouncing Bubbles

This fun bubble mixture recipe makes bouncy bubbles that you can bounce on soft cotton gloves (or you can just use long sleeves if you don’t have gloves). The bubbles will only bounce off soft materials and will burst if they hit your skin due to the oils.

You probably have several bubble wands lying around the house from when your kids got bubbles and proceeded to pour them on the floor after only blowing two bubbles (sigh!) but if you don’t have a bubble wand it is easy to DIY a bubble wand with some metal wire.

This recipe includes sugar which can get sticky so it is best to do this activity outdoors.

Materials

  • 4 Tbsp of warm water (about 60 ml)
  • 3 Tbsp of Chamomile Dishwashing Liquid (about 45 grams)
  • 2 Tbsp of Sugar (about 30 grams)
  • 1 Tbsp of Glycerine (about 15 grams) (optional but does make it work better)

Tools

  • Bubble Wand
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Soft Cotton Gloves (or long sleeves)

Method

  1. Gently mix the Chamomile Dishwashing Liquid and glycerine (if using) with the warm water.
  2. Add the sugar and stir gently until the sugar dissolves. That’s it.  Start blowing and bouncing your bubbles!

We hope these fun activities keep your kids entertained!


Glycerine (aka glycerol) can usually be bought at some supermarkets, your local pharmacy or online.

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