MAY We Make Slime?

Introduction: Slime is cool and fun for kids to play with and help make but they should know the science behind it! Slime is formed form two main ingredients polyvinyl alcohol (a main ingredient in washable school glue) and borate ion (which you can get from borax, sodium tetraborate, or boric acid).  When the chemical reaction takes place the attraction makes the two molecules form long chains, and tons of those chains together form the slime we love! Now lets make some slime!

Materials:                                                                            

Borax

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  • Elmer’s Glue (clear, white, or glitter will do!)
  • Wooden Craft sticks
  • Green Food coloring (for the month of may!)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Polyvinyl alcohol
  • Water
  • Disposable cups
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Borax powder
  • Zip-close sandwich bag
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

 

Activity:

  1. Mix 3/4 teaspoon of polyvinyl alcohol and 1/2 cup of water in a disposable cup to create a PVA solution; set aside.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of PVA solution to a sandwich bag and mix in 1/8 teaspoon of glow paint. Zip closed and squish around to combine well.

    GLUE

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  3. In a separate bag, combine 3/4 teaspoon of Borax powder with 1/2 cup of warm water, zip closed and mix by squishing until the powder won’t dissolve any further.
  4. In a new sandwich bag, combine two tablespoons of PVA solution with 2 teaspoons of Borax solution, zip closed and knead with fingers to combine.
  5. To make your goo glow, hold the bag up to the light, let it charge up and when the lights go off you’ll watch your DIY slime light up the night!
  6. You can add some glitter to make it sparkle if you want too!

 

Other Fun May Ideas:

Memorial day is coming up so here are some cool crafts and ideas to check out for a fun day!

https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/2012/05/sharing-memorial-day-with-kids.html

http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/mwreath.htm

 

 

 

 

Mothers Day Flowers

Introduction: Moms always love a gift from their children and the best gift to give is a home made gift filled with love. Mothers day is a good time to make the day special for your mom and have a fun relaxing day. In this activity we will be learning about flowers and labeling the parts of a flower.

Materials:

  1. Colored construction paper.

    supplies

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  2. Scissors
  3. Markers
  4. Glue or tape
  5. Ruler
  6. A photo of you and mom!

 

Activity: 

  • Begin measuring the stem of the flower with a ruler and make it as big as you would like!
  • Cut out the stem and label it on the back.
  • Next trace your hands to create the petals
    tracing hand

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    of the flower. Then cut out the petals and label them on the back.

  • Cut a circle for the center of the flower and glue a picture of you and mom over the front of it!
  • Once you have all your parts cut out glue them together to make a flower!

 

Continuing the activity: 

  • On the stem of the flower write Happy Mothers Day!
  • On each of the petals write something you love to do with your mom.
  • Mothers day

    Photo Credits: The Crafty Crow

    Be ready for lots of hugs and kisses because mom is going to love your art work!

 

Questions: 

  1. Can you label the different parts of a flower?
  2. What are the 2 things flowers need to grow?
  3. Do you know what pollination is? What animals contribute to pollination?
  4. Do you know your moms favorite flower?

 

 

Check out some other cool mothers day ideas to try!

http://www.kiwicrate.com/projects/Clay-Charms/2146

http://blog.growingwithscience.com/2009/05/weekend-science-fun-mother%E2%80%99s-day-science-projects/

https://www.education.com/activity/article/faux-stained-glass-flower/