Science fun!

With winter break upon us and Christmas in the past, a house of boys gets antsy fast! It’s science experiment time!

Things you’ll need:
-5 white carnations
-food coloring
-water
-scissors
-5 empty water bottles
-science experiment form (here’s the one we used)

First, we filled out the handy form and researched online, making our hypothesis and all.

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Then, we filled each empty water bottle about halfway with water. Next, we put a lot of food coloring in the water to ensure the carnations would get enough of the coloring – one yellow, red, blue, green and orange (mixed yellow and red). Then, we cut the stem down at an angle on the carnations and placed one in each water bottle with colorful water.

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Last we waited… and waited… and waited.
It really only took about an hour for some of the color to start to show. 24 hours later this is what our flowers liked like.

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Overall, it was a great experiment and learning experience for my boys to learn about how flowers work. Here’s additional info on the experiment, some questions to ask and a wonderful, easy to understand explanation as to what is happening to the flowers.

36 hours later…
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Happy experimenting!

Blessings,
Emily

I want to hear from you!
If you did this experiment what worked best for you? Any variations?

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DIY Lego Table

My middle son badly wanted a Lego table from Santa this year.  When I looked at purchasing one I couldn’t find the right size for the right price. That’s when I set out to make one on my own.

Supplies:
-table (end or coffee table)
-Lego base plates (I used 3, but this will depend on the size of the table and what exactly you want)
-chalkboard paint
-hot glue

I found the perfect end table at Goodwill and it was 50% off! So, I spent $2.50 on it (score)!

First I cleaned the table and let it dry.

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Then I painted the top with chalkboard paint where there would not be a base plate at.

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After it was all dried I hot glued the base plates to the top, drew a road with chalk and wrote a Iittle message for my son. Voila!

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Total cost for the project was a little over $20 (I already had chalkboard paint and hot glue) and took me around 2.5 hours to complete, most of which was waiting for paint to dry! Extr a bonus: Seeing the joy on his face and him playing with it on Christmas morning!

Blessings,
Emily

Annual Grandparent Craft!

It’s that time of year again!  We made photo holders for the grandparents this year.
First, we started off with corkboard and added chalkboard paint to the top 3/4 of it. Next, we hot glued ribbon and a ribbon bow for added decoration across the line that was created between the painted and the unpainted part. Then, we used Sharpie oil based paint markers to stencil & write “Grandkids make life grand!” on the chalkboard portion. Ribbon was nailed with little Brad nails to the back of the corkboard for easy hanging. The last thing we did was hot glue mini clothespins to push tacks. These are the place to hang the pictures and can be moved anywhere on the unprinted corkboard. Here’s the finished product!

P.S. As an extra little bonus, have the Grandkids write a special message or draw on the chalkboard section with chalk! 😉

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Happy crafting!