This Wacky Science Wednesday was all about matter. We watched Bill Nye the Science Guy’s YouTube video about matter, and we also watched Disney’s Imagineering Video about Fluids. Then we got to work making slime. The recipe is very simple, and after several important reminders (don’t splash it, don’t eat it), the boys took turns adding glue, water, color, and borax. The coolest thing about the making it (to me and the boys) was how it immediately seizes up and changes consistency when you add the borax. The boys were laughing hysterically as they tried to mix it with their hands. It is a pretty cool experiment!
Once we finished making the slime, we discussed whether it was a liquid, solid, gas, or plasma (they voted for plasma). It worked much better than our attempt last year, but the worksheet was a great tool to use again!
One year our plants are going to last from start of season to end of season….
Unfortunately this is not that year.
The intense heat took over the flowers and vegetables we had planted, so we decided to try again:
Hopefully, with more continual watering, these will fair better!
I picked up two 8 x 10 canvases at Hobby Lobby the other week (for 3.99 a two pack!), and came up with a quick and simple Fourth of July art project for the boys.
All I did was paint the canvases white and then let it dry for about two hours (you can do this in advance, like a day or two before). Then I applied painter’s tape (I actually ran out and had to use masking tape for A’s) to the canvases:
And then the boys painted them red. J painted the whole thing (sides included), while A kept his sides white:
And then we let the red paint dry for several hours. Then in the afternoon when the boys needed something to do, we stamped on our stars:
J did just a couple stars, while A wanted lots and lots of stars. After they dried we displayed them with the rest of our Fourth of July decorations:
You can find the framed print here. The canvases are a cute & simple way to celebrate the holiday!
Watching the sun set on the beach.
TWIX ICE CREAM PIE. Done. I don’t really need to post anything else. Okay, I have a few more.
The perfect summer tee and the perfect summer dress. Perfect for a trip to Hawaii. Or to dream about Hawaii while your kiddos drench each other with the hose in the backyard.
The brightness and happiness that is a pop of yellow.
More finds to consider incorporating into my office.
How to make your entryway look expensive…or less like a child has been driving their trucks up and down the walls.
A trip around the solar system.
Nail polishes for summer.
Mood placemats. Like a mood ring, but more accurate.
A DIY duct tape watch, perfect to make on a rainy summer afternoon with the boys.
Probably the only way you’d get me to wear camo.
Fourth of July free printables to add a little whimsy to your holiday decor.
And finally, tiny. baby. penguin.
To me, there is nothing less relaxing than taking kids out to dinner. Seriously. However, we do it anyway because they’ve got to learn to use the tools we are trying to teach them at home (mouth closed when chewing, your fork is not a trident, etc.) when they are out. And if not, thank the Lord for technology… in this case Papa’s iPhone.
These three. I hope they always love each other this much.
On a side note, some of our favorite restaurants (featured above) that we visited in Destin were The Crab Trap, Graffiti’s, & Stinky’s (yeah I doubted that one too, but once you get past the name, it was a terrific meal).
Beach Week 2015.
We fished, swam, boogie boarded, kayaked, hiked, went to the arcade, zip lined, tower climbed, took the boys to a “fancy restaurant”, stayed up late, played board games, and jumped in the ocean. Love my family! Thanks to my parents for a wonderful week! More pictures to come!