Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wild& Wacky Science art camp II day 3

What a wild day! We had a guest (my husband George) with tools, lots of old electronics, lots of recyclable bottles and other items and kids. What a combination. We have been collecting items for months for this project so the kids could take things apart and see what was inside of them and what made them work then create a roboto with the parts they generated. We are pretty big on safety when we do this and only had need of 2 bandaids as the glove was on the wrong hand. Thanks to Kristin, the kids librarian for lending us the goggles and safety glasses. Kids got the chance to see how some of the tools worked too as most had not seen or used C-clamps or pry bars. 
We finished off our day making "cooked" puffy paint art. We made our own self-rising mix and added colors with food coloring then painted cardboard squares and popped them into the microwave. Very interesting to watch them puff up.  I found this on an internet search. 

Place into little cups: 1  teaspoon flour, ½  teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon baking powder
 Add 1-2 drops tempra paint or  food coloring to each cup and then add 1 1/2  teaspoons water to make a nice smooth paste- like pb. Dab onto surface thickly or spread with Q-tips, wood sticks or stiff paint brushes. Put into microwave for 30 seconds. 

Take a longer look at our day:
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