I love coming up with magic love notes for kids.
We originally tried these magic loves notes that my husband had written for my daughter while he was away at a conference. But, this time, we didn’t make magic love notes because my husband was traveling.
We were inspired to make these after I found my daughter crying in the car…
I had only been gone fifteen minutes to run into a store. But, when I came back to the car, I could hear, “No, over there!” I saw my husband smiling, so I knew that everything was okay (sort of). Apparently, my daughter had been trying to explain where a store was that she wanted to go to while they waited for me.
He didn’t know what she was talking about, she couldn’t remember the name…and, it got her FRUSTRATED!
When I entered the scene, I was able to name the store which calmed her for a second, then she freaked out again because it was too late to go to this store, then she got out of the car at home and slammed into the closing car door – HARD – and fell apart again (justifiably, it HURT!)…but, it was just one thing after the other.
That’s what happens when we skip naps on the weekend.
I told my husband that we should make magic love notes for her just so she knows how much we adore her – even when the tears don’t stop flowing and we can’t take her to her favorite store.
- Baking soda
- Painter’s tape
My daughter was in absolute awe when then magic love notes came to life and they were so easy to make! Can you see her excitement?!
How to Make Magic Love Notes
- Pour vinegar into bottles
- Write messages on the balloons with a sharpie (we used a curved surface to help flatten the balloon like a plastic egg)
- Pour baking soda into the balloon with a funnel and spoon
- Widen the opening of the balloon (really stretch it!) and stretch over the top of the bottle
- Tape the balloon to the water bottle
Let your little one shake the contents of the balloon into the bottle and watch your magic love notes expand!!
Oh, and it can ABSOLUTELY be a science lesson for them, too – bonus!!
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