Thursday, September 26, 2013

Project Learn and Grow Clouds

Cloud Jars
For our project learn and grow day we experimented with cloud jars.  We are studying the letter C and the kids love food coloring so this was perfect.
All you need

  • A jar
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Droppers
We filled cups up with water and food coloring.  Then we filled the jars 2/3rd full of water and applied shaving cream to the top.  The more shaving cream you add the longer it takes for the food coloring to go down into the jars.  It took us about 30 minutes to see good results, but the kids never got bored.  Just dip dropper into food colored water and drop it onto the shaving cream.  Have the kids do it over and over again until they are amazed by the transformation.
This is how they looked when they were all done.  Cody's is the middle jar, he added so much at the end it was all one color.  The other two are hard to see, but the color is slowly moving down the bottom.
Soap Cloud
All you need

  • Bar of Ivory soap
  • A plate
Just stick the soap on the plate and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes.  After a few seconds it starts to form into a cloud and the kids like watching it get bigger and bigger.  Remove it from the microwave and let it cool.  Then the kids can hold it.
After we were done with that we decided to make bath paint out of it.
Bath Soap Paint

All you need

  • The bar of Ivory soap microwaved and crumbled
  • Boiling water
  • Blender
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic cups
Put the crumbled soap into the blender.  Pour a small amount of boiling water into the blender and blend until it has a yogurt consistency.  Then stir in the food coloring.  When the kids took a bath it had got hard so I stuck the cups in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up.  Watch it while in the microwave cause it will rise up and spill out.  We then took it to the bath and used paint brushes and the kids had a blast.

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