Light Fountain

Light Fountain Cover

What you need:light_fountain_post
• A clear water bottle
• Duct Tape or aluminum foil and tape
• Thumb tack or push pin
• Pencil
• Flashlight
• Sink or basin

What you do:
• Remove the label from the water bottle.
• Cover half (vertically – from opening to bottom of bottle) of the water bottle using duct tape or taping on aluminum foil.
• Use the thumb tack to poke a hole through the duct tape on the bottle, about two inches from the bottom of the bottle.
• Use a pencil or similar object to enlarge the hole.
• Fill the bottle with water, keeping your thumb over the hole so the water stays in.
• In a very dark room, hold the water bottle over the sink or basin.
• Shine a flashlight through the uncovered side of the bottle toward the hole where the water is coming out.
• Watch as the stream of water forms an arc that the light follows down into the sink.
• Try making the water stream a different color by putting colored cellophane in front of the flashlight lens

N.B.: The light beam travels through the stream of water, even when the stream bends, as it does in this experiment. The light beam bounces off the walls of the water stream and follows it to the end. This is called internal reflection. The light ray inside the stream of water behaves as it would inside an optical fiber. Optical fiber works like this: you send a light beam into one end of the fiber and it comes out the other end, even when it bends, just as light travels through the stream of water in your experiment.

Homemade Bubbles

Bubbles

It’s bubble season at our house. The snow clothes are put away, yet it’s not quite warm enough for the pool, so out come the bubbles. We recently made homemade bubbles, and then found household items to blow the bubbles through.
Bubble Solution
1 cup water
2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
Mix together.
Fancy Homemade Bubbles
1 cup water
2 tablespoons liquid detergent
1 tablespoon glycerin
1 teaspoon sugar
Mix all ingredients together until sugar dissolves.
• Wire Hangers
Wire hangers can be manipulated (by a safety-conscious adult, of course) into a variety of shapes and sizes.  Just use pliers to straighten the wire first. Then bend a large loop at one end leaving room for a handle.  Close the loop off by wrapping a bit of the end around the handle.  Plastic-coated wire hangers work best for this, though any stiff but flexible wire will work.
• Pipe Cleaners
The principle here is not unlike using a wire hanger, it’s just smaller and fuzzier. That fuzz comes in handy, too, as it helps these little bubble-blowing wonders soak up a lot of soapy solution. Pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems) are also a lot easier to handle and manipulate than hangers and can be used to satisfy a large number of bubble-blowers at one time. With a little help, toddlers and younger kids can even have a go at making their own bubble wands and can learn from what works and what doesn’t. Since pipe cleaners aren’t expensive and they’re plentiful, kids get many chances to experiment. To make different shapes, use cookie cutters as guides.
• Straws and String
Straws and string make the most beautiful pairing since chocolate and peanut butter. At least for making bubbles, anyway. You need two straws (that serve as handles) and string in a length at least four times that of one of the straws. The string must be thin enough to be threaded through the straws. You can use a longer length to make really huge bubbles but keep in mind that younger kids will probably have a hard time getting the hang of blowing bubbles this way. It’s mostly for adults to make giant, impressive bubbles that kids and dogs can chase and pop in the yard.

Shoebox Aquarium

shoebox aquarium

Fun craft with kids.This fun easy craft for kids has the bonus of being educational as well as decorative.
What you need:
• Shoebox – any size
• String or thread
• Construction paper
•  Sea shells
• Stickers with ocean plants and animals (optional)
• Paint
• Glue
• A thumbtack or other small sharp tool to poke holes with
• Clear plastic sheet
What you do:
1. First paint the inside of the shoebox.
2. Now decorate the ocean with sea plants.
3. You can either cut these plants out of construction or other colored paper, print designs off a computer and cut them out, use stickers of ocean plants, or paint them directly on the inside walls of the shoebox ocean. If you cut them out, glue them inside the box with regular craft glue or a glue stick.
4. With the plants you can put other things that may be in the ocean like a sunken ship or a treasure chest. You can even add in some shells to give the aquarium a more realistic touch.
5. Now it’s time to put sea animals into the aquarium. Draw, print, or use stickers of animals that will live in your aquarium. You can put in fish, sea horses, and any other animals.
6. To add the sea animals, poke a small hole in the top center of the animal and thread some string through the hole.
7. Tie a knot so the animal doesn’t slip off the string. Next poke a hole anywhere through the top of the shoebox. Thread the string up through this hole and tie a knot in the end outside the box.
8. Repeat these steps with as many items as you want and help your child turn this easy craft for kids idea into a whole ocean neighborhood.
9. Tape the plastic sheet from behind the shoebox lid.
10. Enjoy the aquarium

Bubble Bath

bubble bath cover
Homemade bubble bathBubbles make bath time more enjoyable for kids and parents alike. Aside from novelty, the soapy bubbles that your child soaks in every night have another purpose – they can be nourishing, moisturizing, and even calming. Children’s organic bubble bath, made from purely natural ingredients, will provide beneficial compounds for the skin, as well as moisturizing agents, without exposing sensitive young skin to irritants, synthetic compounds, and the slightest trace of toxic chemicals.

What You Need
• 4 cups of Water
• 4 oz Castille Soap
• 3 oz of either Glycerin* or Coconut Oil (both lather well and are skin softeners)
• Essential Oil (like Lavender or Eucalyptus)
• Container for your concoction (non glass is best for near the bath)
•Bath Tub

What You Do:
1.
Mix water with castille and glycerin or coconut oil.
2.
Add 4-5 drops of your choice of essential oil.
3.
Mix well.
4.
Pour your bubble bath into the container. It should keep for quite a while.
5.
Fill bathtub with water and pour in a couple of ounces of bubble bath.
6.
Get the kid in the bathtub.

World Water Day

world water day cover

World Water Day History
The United Nations General Assembly is announced ‘World Water Day’ on March 22, 1993. World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22. ‘World Water day’ proposed in 1992 in Agenda 21 of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil.
World Water Day is started in 1993. The United Nations called the member of nations to dedicated World Water Day. UN advices and support real activities with their countries. Every year, one country of UN membership, concerned in water issues get the guide in helping and organizing global activities for World Water Day.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organizing the World Water Day 2005. It is called ‘United Nations International Decade for Action for Water’, and also called to as the ‘Water for Life Decade 2005-2015’.
UNESCO organized World Water Day in 2006. The slogan is ‘Water and Culture’. FAO organized World Water Day in 2007. The slogan is ‘Coping with Water Scarcity’. Guardian Weekly published a special feature on ‘World Water Day’ on March 21, 2008.
World Water Day
Coordinated by UNEP. The communication and visual identity campaign is by FAO WATER, the FAO Water section.
World Water Day is a global day of ceremony and action to illustrate notice to the position that water plays in our world and lives. The United Nations General Assembly chosen the first World Water Day in 1992 to focus on dangerous irrigation issues for developed countries. United Nations and the international society respect the day and attention an exacting theme on water every year on March 22.
The World Water Crisis:

  • There are over 1 billion people across the world; they did not have pure water.
  • Water-related virus is the primary cause of fatality in the world.
  • There are many children died with water-related virus.
    Take Action:
  • Limited water is use at your home.
  • Offer your coffee or soda money, or host a water walk.
  • Send a document to your friends at least five about World Water Day.
  • Educate your neighbors about the global water crisis.
  • Conduct a water walk at your school or office.

World Water Day 2012 Theme: “Water and Food Security”.

2012 Water Day Activities and Events:
Bulgaria
• Clean Rivers for the Clean Seas
Canada
•World Water Week
France
• Journée départementale de l’eau
Ghana
• Rural Access to Clean Water Conference
Malaysia
• World Water Day Celebration
Netherlands
• Wandelen voor Water
Romania
• “The Miracle of Water”
• International Contest “Water and Food Security”
• Air & Water components of the environment conference
Russian Federation
• Urban Water Management
United States
• World Water Day Festival
• Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards
• Water Conservation Showcase: Saving Water in the Built Environment
• World Water Week Public Lecture
• Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve – A ONE DROP World Water Day Event

Water Day Crafts from Kids Creative Arts:

Rain Art

Rainstick

Shoebox Aquarium

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