The perfect project, I think, is one that combines creativity and learning. This STEM activity fits the bill. Middle daughter really wanted to make an articulated hand. I’ve seen the project before, but was impressed by how clear the instructions were in the Amazing! magazine. Middle is now of the age that she can follow the instructions by herself, with very little
interference help from me.
We used my glue gun to stick the straws to the cardboard. The only other change she made was using cardboard from a cereal box instead of corrugated cardboard. The end result is remarkably sturdy, and strong enough for everyone in the family to play with. Continue reading
This is for Fiona and anyone else who would like to do a bath bomb party.
There are many tutorials out there showing how to make bath bombs, but I’m going to share how I run this as an activity for children. I’ve done this activity with groups of children around the kitchen table and, after last weekend, I can now add the experience of doing it with a larger group. Just not all at the same time! A max of 6 to 8 children at a time, is perfect.
I’ve tried to write this tutorial and add photos that will help you through the process, as if I was there to show you. I’m happy to answer any questions, if I’ve missed something in the process.
Children enjoy making bath bombs. It fizzes. It smells. They can choose combinations and they really can do the making part. It also stimulates their senses and, if I can, I talk about the science*. Most just want to make.
It is one of those activities that is most often requested when we have children visiting. Continue reading