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Habitat

This was a great opportunity to talk about animals and their habitat.  It all started when my son was particularly interested in playing with his little animals.  I suggested that we go outside and find things for them to live [...]

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Sticky Paint

With a giggle and a smile, my son referred to this as sticky paint.  Its corn syrup + food coloring.  Simple.  As usual, the process was the most important part – pouring, squeezing, stirring, painting, tasting, etc.  We painted on [...]

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Exploring colors/mixtures

My daughter is obsessed with color/mixing/solutions etc. lately.  I gave her a “chemist area” outside that she can explore.   Glue, liquid starch, sand, salt, vinegar, alcohol, oil, dish soap, corn starch, and liquid watercolors Here are some of her [...]

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Food-Based Coloring and Dyes

Purple: 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) or *Marionberries Light Pink: 1 cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen) Light Yellow: 2 Teaspoons Turmeric Light Brown: 2 Tablespoons coco powder Directions: combine fruit/spice and 1 cup water in a pan. Bring to a [...]

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CD Painting

My husband cleaned out his office today.  He was about to throw out a handful of old CD’s before I said WAIT!!!  LOL  I knew we could use them for something. I asked my daughter what she thought we should [...]

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