Archive for ‘Projects’

April 27, 2011

>Indoor Rain!!

>Ok in taking the Habeebee Homeschooling challenge this week we did a water based activity.
We decided to do indoor rain, it was simple fun and the children enjoyed it

This is something best seen on video so I did a brief recording and took some pictures.

Directions: For this you need a small amount of hot water inside the jar. Place the lid ontop of the jar upside down and put several ice cubes on the lid. Moisture forms on the lid top inside the jar and soon you will see the moisture drip down like rain. warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. when warm air in the sky hits cold air higher up, it condenses turns into water vapor and rains 🙂
Part 2 of the science project we made ice with blue food coloring the second time around with the same concept in mind
April 14, 2011

>Our Volcano!

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The volcano was made out of playdough, please see our how to on making playdough. The volcano erupted with baking soda and vinegar with red food coloring.
April 14, 2011

>Edible Slime!

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Edible Slime!!
Materials One 14- ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
One Tbs of cornstarch
10-15 drops of red or green food coloring
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Pour the can of condensed milk into a saucepan.
Add the cornstarch and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly.

When the mixture thickens remove it from the heat and then add the food coloring.

Allow it to cool before playing or eating, can be used as a fun paper paint. My boys loved this, but we don’t recommend doing this often. It a special project that we do once in awhile. enjoy and let us know how it goes!

April 13, 2011

>Ummi Dough- Homemade Playdough

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Homemade playdough- 1/2 cup water, food coloring, 1/2 cup salt and 1 cup flour..add vanilla or use kool aid instead of food coloring to give it a nice smell and color!
We usually add a bit more salt and flour to the texture that works best for us.