May 22, 2013

A Perfect Mess

Guess what! Making a mess is good for you!
According to "A Perfect Mess" by Eric Abrahamson and David H Freedman, a mess means flexibility, room for improvisation, and better harmony with your environment! And not just for kids - there is a hidden system in that messy pile of papers...

I say, bring on the mess!

May 20, 2013

Your Own Personal Volcano!

So the other day, we made our own volcano. It was the easiest thing ever!
Gather these materials you have around the house:
- baking powder
- food coloring
- vinegar

First thing you need is a mountain. You can make one out of clay, or paper maché, of use something lying around that looks like one!

We used this safety cone,

 and covered with a garbage bag.

We poked a little crater in the top, making sure we didn't break the garbage bag!

Then, we put baking powder in the crater...

...and added food coloring, to make the lava red.

But we didn't stop there, we had blue, green and purple lava at one point!

Finally, we added some vinegar...
 ...and stood back! Our volcano is about to blow...!