Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Potions #1...

The Science Mommy is getting into the season with some spooky Halloween potions.  I am not posting pictures, because I don't want to give anything away.  How do your potions turn out?
Ages: Big Kid Scientists

Materials: white glue, borax,  2 plastic bowls, water, 2 popsicle sticks, food color

  • Pour 1/2 cup of white glue into the plastic bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to the glue and stir with the popsicle stick
  • Add food coloring to create a spooky potion

  • Pour 1 cup of water into the second bowl
  • Add 1 tsp of borax to the water and stir with the second popsicle stick
  • Slowly, add the glue/water mixture to the borax/water mixture 
  • This is messy!
  • The two mixtures will form a slimy ball.  Pick this up, and knead it in your hands until it's dry.  
  • You can store this in a plastic bag to compare it to the other potions.

Observations:  Kid Scientists can share their observations of this potion and compare it to the other two.
* How does it feel?  How does it smell?
* Describe the consistency.  Describe the texture.
* Is this a solid or a liquid?  Why?

1 Science Moms have commented...:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for this idea!!! We tried it today and had a great time. I'm going to post some pictures and link back to your blog on my blog. We're going to try the other potions soon.