Thursday, February 28, 2013

Science days

With 2 more snow days, came more Pinterest projects. We didn't do much on Tuesday but play with foam stickers, watch movies and play games. Maddox decided he was going to be up most of the night so that left very little energy to function :)
Yesterday we did some science projects though:
We made homemade bouncy balls. They don't bounce as much as the store bought ones and I was thankful for that. The boys lost interest in them quickly though. I think they got 5 mins of play out of them before they ended up in the trash towards the end of the day.

This was goop mixed with koolaid. Apparently, there is enough acid in the koolaid packet to make a chemical reaction with the baking soda. This kept Macen entertained for awhile. Maddox even sprinkled some mixture into the goop.

Maddox's sprinkles inspired us to sprinkle even more and we got this cool look above.

I told Maddox to smell it and I guess he smells with his mouth :) It smelled really good while playing with it. This was a lot of fun to play with.

We've done this one several times before but it is always entertaining. Mixing vinegar and baking soda together for a reaction

Then we made fluffy stuff with cornstarch and shaving cream. It wasn't a huge hit with either of them though.

Maddox ate it - TWICE! He didn't like it the first time so not sure why he thought he would a second time. You know I sit new foods in front of him often enough with a spoon and he will shake his head no at me. I sit a tray of cornstarch and shaving cream with a spoon in front of him and he takes 2 bites. Baffles me!

We used the leftover koolaid powder to add to Macen's mixture. He played for about 10 mins and then ran off. He wasn't interested in molding it or anything.