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Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors – Review – An Amazing Mess Free Product

 

Do your kids like to be crafty? What would you say if you could use paints with out making a mess? My daughter has really been enjoying Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors by The Pencil Grip, Inc. I am loving it as there are no huge messing to clean up! This product is great for all ages!

Let me tell you about these amazing Thin Stix. Thin Stix are solid tempera paint sticks. You just take the cap off, twist the paint up to desired working position and you paint.  You can color, paint, and draw with these. The Thin Stix are non toxic.

DIY Water Clock

DIY Water Clock

We have been working on a unit study with Robots. One of the things that I thought was pretty neat was we made a water clock. Making your own Water Clock is easy and the nice thing is you can incorporate doing things to see how long it takes you.

The Ancient Egyptians made water clocks that were bowls filled with water and it had small holes that the water would leak out. This was used to tell time. There were lines in the bowl that they were able to see where the water level was to be able to tell the time.

Edible Outer Layers of the Sun Project – #STEM

Edible Sun

We are currently working on the sun, and I decided to incorporate a STEM project into my daughters learning. The project we did was making edible outer layers of the sun. She currently is learning about how hot the sun is, the gravity, how big the sun is, and so forth. In future lessons we go further into learning about the sun. We watched a few videos on YouTube to learn more before we did our project.

The videos we watched were:

Surface of the sun as you’ve never seen it

The Top 10 Amazing Facts About the Sun

How To Make The Softest Playdough Ever

Softest Playdough

Friday night we had some storms barrel through Wisconsin. At about 9:00 PM we lost our cable and internet. In a way I was glad we lost it as it gave us some time to do things to get away from all that screen time. My daughter and I have been wanting to make different types of play dough. I came across a soft play dough that only required 2 ingredients. My daughter spent hours playing with the play dough.

Dandelion Bubbles – Fun For Kids In Spring

Dadelion Bubbles

Dandelions are so pretty, yet they are weeds that spread like wild flowers across our lawns. Did you know that every part of a dandelion is edible? I kind of cringe at that thought. The hallow stems make amazing bubble fun for kids.

For this activity you will need:

water

soap

container

Dandelions with the long stem

scissors

Directions:

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