I bought these on a whim at Walmart today because I picked them up and it qualified as cool/cheap/entertaining so in the cart it went. I loved these things as a kid and I thought on it as I walked up and down the aisles looking for large ziploc bags (which I didn't end up actually buying because I got distracted by a strange looking lunchbox container and forgot my whole purpose for going to Walmart. Epic errand fail!) that I could do this with Jack when he was older.
I zipped around with Jack and picking up an awesome Kijiji find - $15 Swiffer Sweeper Vac which I have been dying for to get those annoying
How to enjoy Safari Animal Grow Capsules with a Toddler
Big absorbent Towel
Large mixing bowl
10 Safari Animal Grow Capsules
a set of eagle eyes for making sure NOTHING is eaten
change of clothes
Listening for some funny fizzing noises! Its not like mentos is diet coke or anything, but to a cat and toddler its pretty entertaining.
|Here Sirius, they're squishy!|
Jack roared with laughter as the bowl tipped and water dumped all over his foot and leg. I scrambled to turn it level again so I wouldn't be destined to get the mop. Fortunately it was contained to the towel and Jacks outfit. Apollo and Sirius both stood by eagerly watching although after the bowl dumping incident they backed off to watch from a safe distance. Jack tried to share the sponges but Sirius wasn't really diggin' it.
And then it was just time to splash, dunk, play and fling. A change of clothes was certainly in order after this!
|This is... less fun without water. Also, get me dry clothes Momma. I'm all cold!|
Once all the capsules had morphed into safari animals I took the bowl of water away and Jack squeezed all the water out. I think the bowl of water was the real draw because within two minutes the cats were gone, Jack was off into the next room dancing to his own singing and I was left playing with the shapes on a soggy towel.