Boy Fun

I can’t say the weather in California has been bad. Because it really hasn’t. We’ve had a few cold days and a few rainy, but in preparation of some horrible weather, I searched the web to come up with some fun kid activities.For my day job, I’m a scientist. So, my discovery of Science Bob was very exciting. He gave us a few fun projects, like the lava lamp.

Start with a 2L soda bottle, with 1 1/2 cups water and fill with oil (we used canola)

Add a few drops of food color (we only had blue)

Let the kids drop in some alka selter tablets.

My pictures don’t do this justice. It was pretty cool:)

Our next experiment was making goo. We used the old Elmer glue/borax recipe, available all over the internet. We made a red batch with white glue and a blue batch with clear glue. They got mixed together, so now we have purple goo!

Finally, the ivory soap foam trick. This was the easiest. Just microwave the soap. The kids loved watching the soap grow before their eyes! Start with plain ivory soap

Microwave for about 2 minutes, or until you see this:

It’s firm, but flaky

What to to with all that soap? How about a car wash in the kitchen sink!

And we finished our fun with some pizza:)


January 27, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Fun for Kids.

One Comment

  1. ashley replied:

    LOVE it, Karla!!

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