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Washing Bugs

After our fun painting with bugs we brought all the supplies in the house.  While the kids started playing I filled up each paint cup a big and left them on the counter, thinking, I will let them sit so I can rub the paint off later.
Then I took a second look at the colored water.  This could be a fun water play activity, plus I won't have to wash the bugs!

When nap time was over and we were ready to head back outside I filled up a small bin with some water and a little soap and set all the colored water cups around the bin.

Summer Dragon and Little Dragon took turns dumping in water and watching the color swirl around in the bin.

They noticed the bugs plopping in the water.  I knew Little Dragon would want to clean the bugs because it bothers him that paint is on them (hehe, yup this was all on purpose) , so I offered him a rag for washing.  

Now that all the cups were empty they were great tools for water play! 

There was scooping, dumping, and pouring.  Eventually, Little Dragon dumped the water on himself.  It was a nice day, I could see why he would want some water on himself. 

This bin lasted at least an hour, the bugs had a nice bath as Little Dragon put it. :)

Thanks for reading!  Check out more of my bug activities here.


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