Make Your Own Rock Candy. Throughout my scholarly career, there were two things I was never any good at.
Science and art. Fine, three things. I was horrific when it came to all things math, too. Until I reached college and was allowed to take logic (math with words!) And ended up being very good at it. My point is, this post is all about two things I’m horrible at. You see, I had a really bright idea to make our own rock candy for the wedding.
But please know you have to be incredibly patient to make rock candy. The process is simple. Homemade Rock Candy (makes 2 rock candies):Print the instructions! 2 Wood skewers or threads2 glass jars2 C water3.5 C sugarFood coloring If you can, prepare your skewer (or thread) a day ahead of time. You should also prepare your jars before starting the process. When you’re ready to make your rock candy, start by bringing the 2 cpus of water to boil. Add your sugar in cup by cup, stirring and letting each cup dissolve before adding in another. See how much fun I’m having? Mine? Water Blob: Tutorial. A few weeks ago I saw this idea for water blobs floating around online and decided to try it ourselves the next time we were having friends over to play.
Can I just say that this “water blob” was amazing amounts of fun. I layed on it, the kids jumped on it, slid across it and spent the entire day doing all sorts of crazy acrobatics. We loved it so much that I almost can’t wait to do another one. And the next one will have glitter in it… tons of glitter. So what is a “water blob” and how do you make one? How do you make one? Fold the plastic sheeting in half and tape the three open sides with duct tape (it helps to have assistance) but leave open a small hole for the water hose. Put the water hose in it and let it fill.
It is that simple and that fun. It did get a few small leaks on the edges throughout the day but we simply fixed them by applying more tape to the leaky spot. So go conquer the blob! Edited to Add: You MUST use heavy plastic sheeting. Bobbie Latest posts by Bobbie (see all) Jellyfish in a Bottle. All for the Boys - All for the Boys - MOVE OVER PAPER&AIRPLANES - StumbleUpon. Because the straw plane is in town! I don't know what you call this thing but we referred to it as a strawplane.
Whatever you want to call it, it's pretty cool! You'll need some heavier paper (we used 3x5 index cards), a straw, scissors or something to cut the paper with, and tape. You will need to cut 3 pieces of paper about 1" wide and 5" long. Tape two of the pieces together "long ways" and then tape to form a circle. Use the remaining piece to form a small circle and tape the ends together. Print Hula Hoop Rug Page. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?
Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of T-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers. Learn the basic hoop weaving technique by crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. Before you begin, some terms you need to know: the warp is the material you string on the hoop, the weft is the material you weave with. by Nicole Blasenak Shapiro What you'll need Scissors About a dozen T-shirts 33-inch hula hoop How to make it For the warp, cut 1-inch-wide loops from the bodies of one or two tees (we found a boy's large worked best on our 33-inch hoop), removing the hem and stopping at the sleeves. Oh my! handmade goodness - StumbleUpon. By Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway.
You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories.