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To be proud that DS1 has learnt to make a water bomb from paper?

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QuintessentialShadyHallows Sun 23-Oct-11 22:16:00

grin

He is using origami of course. It takes a while to get it right. But he folds and folds and folds and tucks. And folds and tucks some more. Then he blows it up, and fills it with water, and throws.

Wuuuheii!

AgentZigzag Sun 23-Oct-11 22:18:11

We used to make them, the fun to be had with a piece of paper grin

YABU though if you go on to drip feed that your DS is actually 19 grin

QuintessentialShadyHallows Sun 23-Oct-11 22:18:50

grin he is 9!

DogsBeastFiend Sun 23-Oct-11 22:20:51

Oooh! I've forgotten how to make those! What fun!

Not sure you'll agree when you're mopping up water from the floor, the walls, the ceiling, the cat... grin

MrBloomsNursery Sun 23-Oct-11 22:21:13

No...learning how to make those bombs are hard. My Dad taught me when I was around the same age; didn't master them until I was about 13-14 though. I still forget how to do the first fold - it's the most important!!

SecretNutellaFix Sun 23-Oct-11 22:21:24

I could never quite get the folds right and mine would leak.

gushofbloodtothefloor Sun 23-Oct-11 22:21:41

FAB! We used to love making those as kids. I vaguely remember heating water in some too - involved thick shiny paper and a baking tray on the hob shock. I'm sure we were supervised...wink

BOOareHaunting Sun 23-Oct-11 22:28:32

grin

<googles to find something new to amuse DS (7) with in half term>

FlyingPirates Sun 23-Oct-11 22:40:29

That sounds like fun! If someone finds the link I would love it! <cant be arsed to google emote>

Maryz Sun 23-Oct-11 22:49:56

We taught cubs how to make those once. But I lost the pattern.

I must try to find it again. They went down a bomb [pun intended].

QuintessentialShadyHallows Sun 23-Oct-11 22:53:00

on youtube here

chocolaterainbow Sun 23-Oct-11 23:09:27

Ah brilliant, new indoors stuff to do over half term, thanks for sharing smile

FlyingPirates Sun 23-Oct-11 23:13:43

Thank you!

QuintessentialShadyHallows Sun 23-Oct-11 23:14:47

It takes a while! It will keep them busy! grin

wicketkeeper Mon 24-Oct-11 01:31:15

We used to climb on the kitchen roof and throw them at the dog. The kids of today just don't know how to have fun.

colken Mon 24-Oct-11 07:42:42

I've just watched that video. Now I know what to get a 6 year old for his birthday! A book on origami. He'll love the paper bomb - and, because I know his father, I can tell you now that he will help his son!

colken Mon 24-Oct-11 07:42:57

So thank you for the idea.

Andrewofgg Mon 24-Oct-11 13:27:34

The fun and the pride will wear off. Believe me. I know.

QuintessentialShadyHallows Mon 24-Oct-11 17:53:28

Andrew, lol, isn't that the case with most things achieved?

Andrewofgg Mon 24-Oct-11 21:10:00

Yes Quint but I meant the OP's pride! Water bombs don't stay amusing.

QuintessentialShadyHallows Mon 24-Oct-11 21:43:29

So? I am the op. Of course my pride in this achievement will wear off. Waterballoons, even those made of paper, are not fun for very long, as is the case with jokes, etc. It goes without saying. smile

LorelaisMommy Mon 24-Oct-11 23:16:35

I teach my Cubs every year at Group Camp and we end the Sunday having an all out water battle! Much easier to clean up than silly little plastic balloons! I have managed to boil an egg in one over an open fire, too. Only done once, never to be repeated! grin

TunaTiebacks Tue 25-Oct-11 00:18:17

I made 6 of them earlier after reading this! (no water though, as DS asleep and I'm here on my own, would bs the worst water fight ever) It was good fun, and has inspired me to try more origami! So thank you very much OP!

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