Happy Holidays!

Tis the season for wolly clothing and… losing power to a snow storm?! But if you’ve bought a generator or had your unit fully serviced with us this year, then you’re not worried about it. 

Instead, while back-up power keeps the fridge and the lights on, you can think about what to do to pass the time! 

Winter Fun for a Power Outage:

3 Ingredient Homemade Play-Dough: Keep the kids and the adults from missing their phones with an irresistibly simple recipe from the Just a Mum blog. Besides a mixing bowl and some (optional) food coloring or glitter, here is all you’ll need!
a.    2 Cups Plain Flour
b.    3 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
c.    1/2 cup of Water

Indoor Obstacle Course: You’ve built the blanket fort and it’s a great spot for relaxation, but what about having something to do? It’s a good thing you don’t need to deconstruct the hide-out in order to make these!

The Tunnel Crawl: Easily create a tunnel by lining up coffee tables or bar stool seats to crawl under. If your furniture is not quite the right size, use dining room chairs in two parallel rows for the walls and lay sheets over them for the roof! You can decide how tall to make your tunnel by laying the sheets on the chair backs or seats.

The Beam Walk: Use painter’s tape to make a harrowingly narrow pass on the floor. If someone fails to walk along the tape, they have to go back to the start of the course!

Paper Shadow Art: Even if there’s a Generac to power the lamps, playing with flashlights is fun – especially when you’ve got handmade shadow puppets to show off. We have a few tips on how to make the best ones:
a.    Draw or trace your shadow puppet design on two pieces of paper and cut them both out – together they make a sturdier puppet that won’t flop about during your show.
b.    Glue a toothpick or a wooden skewer in between the two paper pieces so you can easily hold up the puppet without your hand interrupting the shadow it casts. 
c.    Make your stage big enough for all your characters by shining multiple flashlights! Line them up to create a wide stage, or stack them (using rubber bands or string to keep them together) for a tall stage. 

If you can’t focus on fun during a power outage, you probably need a better generator! Visit us to shop all sizes of back-up power equipment or call to schedule a full service for the one you already have – even if you bought it somewhere else. Let us help you enjoy the holiday season care-free! Call or Text: 203-383-9427 Email: info@atozequip.com