Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Potions #3...

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, laundry starch,  plastic bowl, 2 popsicle sticks, food color

  • Mix 1/2 cup of white glue with 1/2 cup laundry starch in a plastic bowl.
  • Stir the solution thoroughly.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to make a spooky potion
  • Allow the bowl, and the solution, to sit untouched for 5 minutes.
  • Knead the mixture for several minutes.
  • If your potion is too sticky add a few drops of starch
  • You can store this in a plastic bag.

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?

The Science Mommy would love to see the product of your potions.  Any pictures, with permission, will be shared on the Science Mommy.
Happy Halloween!

1 Science Moms have commented...:

Desiree said...

Thanks so much for these Three experiments. My 5&6 year old were eager to mix and play with the results. They didn't like the talcum powder one as much as the other 2 slimed which we found pretty similar. They wanted more so I'm glad to see you milk post up today!