Friday, November 04, 2011

whip up science.

after dinner, in our jammies, right there on the dining room table we created erupting volcanoes! they were fizzy, and foamy, pink (not quite enough red food coloring!) and oh, so exciting!

we tried one volcano using only vinegar and baking soda and got a little fizz. the next round we added a bit of liquid dish detergent and had a big, foamy eruption that lasted for nearly 30 seconds and then foamed more when esmé gave the bottle a shake.

we were inspired to make volcanoes by issue #6 of whip up's action pack - zap and zest. 
and we have already unanimously agreed that our next project will be homemade chalk from issue #5 - chalk and cheese. {homemade chalk!! squeeee!!}
i cannot even begin to tell you how much we LOVE these mini mags! seriously folks, we adore them, so much. and now there is a brand new issue out, called sticks and stones. we are pretty excited to check it out. though the activities are geared towards youngsters in the 7-12 year old range we are finding that harper (4 yrs.) can easily participate and he is a wonderful assistant!

the message behind these action pack mini mags is wonderful too ::

Action Pack: A mini-mag for kids who want to do stuff!

Get your kids off the couch with this printable mini-mag for kids (aged 7+) priced at only $5.
Inspire them with 25+ pages of craft projects, outdoor activities, cooking, art and more, everything a kid needs for a weekend (or two) of activities.
Educate them through the six senses without them realizing they are even learning.

good stuff, yes? so what are you waiting for, friends? go check it out for yourself!
happy friday, wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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