So the February half term is upon us and we are looking for exciting things to do.
At the weekend we took the baby bugs to the Blue Reef Aquarium at Tynemouth for a look out. We debated going for a walk along the coast when we were finished, but it was a bit nippy and baby bug 2 just wanted to do his own thing and wasn't really playing along with us very nicely, so it was a look around the aquarium then home.
In our usual style we managed to do the whole place in about an hour
(!), one day we might get the hang of this family day out thing. Then
we spent about another hour in the shop while baby bug 1 decided what to
spend her money on, despite me trying to convince her otherwise and
telling her the pennies could be saved for her summer holidays - well,
it was worth a try. She came out with a pen with some kind of fluffy
octopus on the top, and since she is somewhat obsessed with writing and
trying to spell out new words I can't complain at that.
Once we got home we decided that between playing out in the garden with
friends that we could make our own fish too. Each bug had a paper plate
from which we cut out a triangle for the mouth. This was then stuck to
the other side of the circle to form a tail. Then pieces of tissue
paper were ripped up and stuck on along with a googly eye, before
hanging them in the window.
I really wanted to make the tissue paper fish
I found on pinterest, but I haven't (shock, horror) got any sticky back
plastic/contact film stuff, so went for this option instead.