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Jo Sweeny, Hospital Play Specialist
The Story Behind this Toy
Jo visited a Science Museum in the USA where she saw children blowing
bubbles as described here. She worked on an Oncology Ward where cleanliness
was essential and many of the children were in bed. Instead of a yoghurt
pot she used a plastic beaker (normally used for nesting and stacking)
with a hole for the drinking straw drilled in the side. The terry
towelling cover was edged with an elasticated ponytail band. The drinking
straw was disposable and the rest of the toy could easily be sterilised.
Because only the terry towelling was moistened with the bubble mixture
there was no liquid to spill in the bed.
- Make a small hole just below the rim of the yoghurt pot.
- Insert the drinking straw.
- Cover the top of the yoghurt pot with the circle of terry towelling.
- Keep this in place with the rubber band.
- Put a little bubble mixture in a saucer.
- Dip the terry towelling into this.
Recipe for Bubble Mixture
- 2 tablespoons washing up liquid
- 1.5 litres (1 pint) water
- tablespoon glycerine (from the Chemist.)
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