Friday, 22 June 2012

Let's Play: Tissue Paper


We have been bored out of our minds this week with all the horrible weather.  Every time I promised Meg we could go outside and do some messy painting the rain would start up again.

So when she asked me again today if we could do something "fun" I had a brainwave.  I was originally planning to make streamers with them but once Eli saw me ripping up the tissue paper he came over and started throwing it up in the air and so we scrapped the streamers and just threw some paper!

It was so. much. fun.  Who would have thought?

The bottom left shot is me dropping the paper from a height onto them both, I love Meg's little excited face.

As you can see, the room was left in a total mess but we made the game last over an hour and a half so I think it was worth it!

All you need is some coloured tissue paper and willing little hands to help rip it.  Throw it, gather it then throw it again - so simple!

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  1. Bless they look as though they are having so much fun. An hour and a half is fab. My boys get so excited over a empty box!

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    1. It was definitely one of our best games yet. A keeper for rainy days I think!

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  2. My kids love messy play and so do yours by the looks of it :)
    I found you through the Under 300 followers link party :)

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    1. Yes, any excuse to make a mess! Thanks for following, will check out your blog when the babies are in bed :)

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  3. A great idea ! looks like fun. Might be trying this one this week if it keeps raining :(

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    1. It was a lot of fun, and even though it looked messy and the kids thought they were making a mess it wasn't difficult to tidy up. We even turned that into a game. Would definitely recommend it :)

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  4. Oh that does look fun. Great idea but I hope we getsomenice weather this week.

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    1. I hope so too, I'm running out of rainy day ideas!

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  5. They really are loving it, aren't they? Kids just love the most simple of things....we try and get all crafty and technical!

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    1. It's funny isn't it, I'm sure if I'd tried to get them to sit still to make streamers they would have lost interest so much faster!

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  6. Hi found your post through Love All Blogs today, love the photos, your children look like they are having such fun! Such an easy simple idea too - love it :)

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    1. Thank you :) I think it's one of the best rainy day games we've come up with. I would definitely recommend it. We're playing it again today as the weather is still rubbish!

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  7. Oh, fab pictures. You've got to love a bit of messy play and it looks like they're having a blast.
    Thanks so much for linking up. X

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    1. No problem, I've enjoyed seeing other people's messy play and adding them to our rainy day box!!

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