Tuesday, May 15, 2012

KITCHEN SCIENCE... One of the lovely things about homeschooling is that when it is a glorious sunny day you can move things outside!! Today was just one of those kinds of days. Unfortunately when you're in high school it's a bit harder to do that, so my oldest was cooped up in on his computer. The little ones, however got to partake in a little "kitchen science". We made our own bubble juice and then test which combination of ingredients made the longest lasting bubbles. We decided that the distilled water, soap (ultra) and corn syrup combination worked the best.

Apparently corn syrup makes a thicker layer around the bubble, and the water inside evaporates more slowly, hence longer lasting stronger bubbles. We had loads of fun. If the weather continues this way I'll have to find more outside activities.

I'm thinking of going on a nature hunt and trying a project I found on Pintrest. It's from a wonderful Blog called the Artful Parent. She has some great ideas for art projects with kids. Flower Stained Glass art, it's beautiful and would be a lovely addition to my large kitchen windows. May have to run out and get some contact paper.... hmmmm the possibilities.


  1. I loved how you turned a fun activity (blowing bubbles) into a science experiment to find the best bubble mix! This weather has been wonderful hasn't it!

  2. Looks like fun :)
    The stained glass project looks wonderful :)

  3. The stained glass is so pretty. I need to come up with crafts for VBS in a couple of weeks. I'll have to think about what I can do with that & I'll have to check out Artful Parent.


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