Thursday, September 19, 2013

Making Playdough and Bubble Snakes

Today was project learn and grow day so we made play dough, bubble snakes, and attempted making giant bubbles.  The boys love to be in the kitchen with me so for both of these experiments they helped me a lot.
Play dough

 All you need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 Tabls vegetable oil
  • Food coloring 4-5 drops
Dump all the ingredients into the pot and give it a good stir.  Put the pot on the stove on medium, stirring constantly, until it forms into a ball.  When it forms into a big ball take it off the heat and dump it onto wax paper.  Let it cool, and then knead it until it is soft.  Let the kids help.  My kids love to dump things into the pot so I pour and they dump and of course they stir for a little bit.  I got the recipe from the girls at how does she.  I love how they put the play dough in tupperware and give it away as presents.

When we finished making the play dough we made the letter B, a bug (spider), a balloon, and blocks. Cody and Colin worked on making balls and we colored it blue.

Bubble Snakes
We tried to make giant bubbles like the ones on pinterest, but we didn't succeed.  If anybody knows a great recipe for them I want to know it.  Instead we made bubble snakes.
All you need:

  • Plastic water bottle
  • Sock
  • Duct tape
  • Dish soap
  • A little water
  • Bowl

 Cut the bottom off the water bottle.  Put the sock over it and tape it on.  Dip the bottom of the bottle into the soap mixture and blow as hard as you can.  I used too much water, but with less water then the bubbles form into a snake.

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