I have — unsuccessfully — been trying to wean Child 1 off being addicted to television. All I’ve managed is to delay the pleas for this week’s favourite, Team Umizoomi. Today’s delaying tactic, though, worked quite well — a static electricity butterfly.
Our first attempt wasn’t so amazing, but according to Child 1, it’s a mummy butterfly.
We made a smaller dragonfly, and another butterfly, then we blew up a balloon and got the wings to flap.
Child 1 pronounced our creations ‘quite great’.