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Kids in the Kitchen: Slime! September is in full swing and we thought we’d celebrate by doing Back-to-School week! My oldest kiddo just started pre-school and Kate is now the mother to an official kindergartner. This week we’re going to have *five* posts. Do you guys remember this?? I was so obsessed with that stuff and I totally remember the commercials. If you’ve ventured into science fun like this before then you already know that 97% of home projects require the same 2 ingredients. Start by dissolving a teaspoon of Borax in one cup of water and set it aside. Now pour the Elmer’s glue in a separate bowl. Add some water to that glue and then stir in some food coloring. Once that’s all stirred up, just pour your Borax mix into the bowl. See? It will be wet and soft at first but you just have to keep kneading it. I have to say I actually prefer the white glue. Older kids can help measure and stir and younger ones can stand and protest that they don’t get to. This is their favorite part. Homemade Slime aka GAK
DIY Natural Clay Mascara (that actually works) » Humblebee & Me Speaking of things I wasn’t sure I’d ever crack—mascara. There’s a reason this is my first entry of my third year of blogging. I have been trying to figure out mascara for ages now. You wouldn’t believe the amounts of black goop I’ve tossed over the last few years. First off, mascara must dry quickly—but not too quickly. Once it’s on your lashes, it mustn’t flake, but it also mustn’t melt. Then, after all that, it must actually do something. As it turns out, it is very difficult to achieve all of these things without the use of coal tar, a wide variety of solvents and petroleum-derived dyes, and a heavy dose of chemistry inspired magic. My initial experiments focused around activated charcoal mashed together with oil thickened with wax. From there I moved to experiments with activated charcoal or black oxide in a thickened water base, but all that got me was utterly crap gel-type mixtures with bits of black suspended in them. Finally—clay.
Fun Crafts With Used Plastic Every now and then we like to take a break from the big news headlines and explore the creative world. We know you love crafts, perhaps almost as much as you love recycling. We tried to think of an abundant resource that you regularly toss, and plastic was the first thing to come to mind. While we highly tout recycling all types of resins, we also love getting our hands dirty and making really cool stuff out of those bags under the sink or those bottles in the fridge. Geometric Lamp Shade When we saw Sarah Turner’s trendy lamp made from plastic drink bottles, we had to learn how to make it – without an electrician and a ton of money. Your best option for material is HDPE, or plastic #2. What you’ll need: Tracing design (get it here), HDPE bottles (number of bottles depends on size of your lamp), a raw socket on a cord (try Ikea), CFL bulb (it won’t melt the plastic) Step #1: Trace your pieces and cut them using scissors or a knife. Step #2: The assembly will be the hardest part. Yarn
How To Grow An Avocado Tree Highly flavored and nutritious, avocados signal a healthy diet, whether we’re talking about guacamole or salad. If you like not having to make regular trips to the grocery for your daily supply of fresh avocados, try growing an avocado tree at home. It’s surprisingly easy. In 10 easy steps, you will see how you too can get a full-grown avocado tree from a little seed, making the whole process very educational and easy to remember. STEP 1: Without cutting the pit from the avocado, remove and wash clean of all the avocado fruit. STEP 2: All avocado pits, despite not being perfect round shapes, have a top and bottom side. STEP 3: Next, stick 4 toothpicks into the top side of the avocado seed. STEP 4: Place the glass with the half-submerged avocado in a place with sunlight. STEP 5: Sprouting can take as long as 8 weeks, although many websites suggest only 2-4 weeks. STEP 6: There are a few tricks when it comes to planting the newly born sprouts. And there you have it.
producciones | al agua blog En el matrimonio de Lorena y Alfredo quedó demostrado que una boda perfecta es aquella donde se sienten el amor y la alegría, no solo entre la pareja, sino el que proviene de las familias y los amigos. Y eso fue lo que sobró en este matrimonio: amor, cariño, emoción y desbordada alegría. Lore y Alfre planificaron su matrimonio en la playa, en una posada espectacular de Caruao (en el estado Vargas), pero las cosas dieron un pequeño giro inesperado. Alfre también aprovechó el sol para zambullirse junto a los primos y amigos en la piscina, jugando con nuestra GoPro (una camarita resistente al agua), demostrando los beneficios de ser “el novio” el día del matrimonio y dejando para nosotros el material más gracioso de todo el video. En la iglesia, los sabrosos tambores, cuatros y voces del Guaraleo abrieron con sabor la ceremonia, contando con el lujo de tener entre sus intérpretes la voz de Gisela Smith, nada más y nada menos que la mamá de la novia. Al Agua ♥. Home Me gusta: