Day #97 Pom Pom Shooter!

sara le rouxby Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

I thought that today’s make should be a bit of a game too….

What You’ll Need

  • 2 plastic cups – stacked one inside the other to strengthen the pom-pom launcher
  • 1 balloon – I had 2 to hand just in case we messed up the first attempt (which we did!)
  • A pom-pom
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape (not pictured)

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We cut approximately two-thirds of the plastic cups off and then covered the sharp, cut edge with duct tape.

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We cut the tip off the balloon and then pulled the cut, open end over the lip of the plastic cups.  We tied a knot in the end of the balloon and we were ready to go….

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Put the pom-pom inside the launcher, pull back the knot on the balloon and let go!

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Pom pom POP!!!

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Boo went crazy for our homemade pom-pom launcher.  He kept trying to fire it at the santa decoration at the top of our Christmas tree and that pom-pom certainly could fly!

Day #97 DONE! 3 to go!

Sara x

Day #45 Racing Rockets!

sara le rouxby Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

Bonfire night certainly went off with a bang yesterday!! We sat at our living room window with the lights turned off and watched the sparkly, fiery rockets launching into the sky and exploding in a shower of twinkly lights.

For today’s activity I thought that Boo might like to kick off his socks and get his feet all painty…..rockets away!

What You’ll Need

  • Card
  • Paint – we used Crayola washable
  • Collage materials – crepe paper, shiny paper – whatever you have in!


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We used the same method as we did in ‘Butterfly Baby’ and prepared our paint sponge ready to make some foot prints.

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Boo put his foot on the sponge and immediately got the giggles…..’Cold Mummy!’ ‘Squish, Squish!’

We placed his foot onto the piece of card and voila!

Painty perfection!

Now with a little bit of ‘Mummy collage’ – with Boo as chief gluer – we give you……

‘Racing Rockets!’

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 10 minutes

Day #45 DONE! 55 to go!

Sara x