C recently was asking about birthday party themes and her dad being a tease sarcastically said "I think you should do a bug party"...he was obviously trying to gross her out. It backfired though, because she gasped and said "that's perfect!! A science party!" lol I have to admit I think it will be fun, I already have visions of glass measuring beakers and crazy straws for the drinks. Dry ice will be our friend too, I am sure.
An experiment that seems to be all the rage right now with kids is this "oobleck" or "blue goo"...the stuff made out of cornstarch that is both a solid and a liquid. We watched videos of people making pools of this stuff and being able to walk across it, but the minute you stand still you start to sink. The girls had fun with it!
All you need is a box of cornstarch (16oz), some colored water (food coloring added to water), aprox. 1/2 C. Just add the water to the cornstarch until you get the consistency you want. It should be hard in your hand when you squeeze it and then when you let go it just drips down. Crazy stuff!
Fun and super easy (minimal ingredients). Not even sure the name of this one...milk explosion??
You basically put a bit of milk on a plate and add some drops of food coloring.
Ok, we are easily amused. Period.
I used to love to sew little things when I was little. Those 90's hair scrunchies were a big thing and I do remember making those. That and doing some cross stitching with my Grandma B. were the extent of my sewing capabilities. I also remember a day we spent at my dad's mom's house (Grandma H.) and me and my sisters "helped" sew some dresses. I remember we had to go to the gas station or grocery store for something and I insisted on wearing the dress. Maybe my grandma will be able to remember this day more clearly...the details are fuzzy. It was a fun day though I remember that! Anywho...we scrounged up some material and decided to make some bean bags (since the girls were watching M's beloved Baby Songs and there was a song about the "Alphabet Bean Bag Toss"). They sewed the edges and then we filled them with beans (I feel like that is a "duuuh" description). It has provided hours of entertainment over the last 48 hrs. Bean bag toss, playing catch, whipping them at people, nearly breaking lamps...oh yeah, good times. *rolling eyes*
She certainly keeps me on my toes...such a ham and very mischievous!! :)