Making Clouds

We took this terrific book, Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring by Maxine Anderson, out of the library. It is full of kid friendly experiments and fun facts. The first activity Lu wanted to try was the Make Your Own Cloud experiment.

Luckily the experiment required common household items.
The directions were clear and simple.

Success! Our own little cloud.

Dying Yarn In the Microwave

Hello! I know it has been ages. I have lots to catch you up on. But first things first, my friend PW brought this cool method for dying yarn to my attention. My girls loved this little science experiment. The really cool part of the process is watching the water turn clear after microwaving. The yarn sucks up all the dye. Plus, it makes incredibly vibrant colored yarn. We'll be making God's Eyes with our yarn.
  The technique is so simple and uses common household materials. The only thing I had to buy was 100% wool white yarn. Adult supervision is highly recommended! Note from the trenches: wipe up splatters as soon as the occur. I made several batches and then went to wipe out the inside of the microwave. My microwave interior is now blue.

Here is the Youtube Video


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