The hubbs took the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s off so we played A LOT. Playing with Dad around is always so much more fun.
At our house Dad is the one who usually does the science experiments, etc. with the kids. I just don’t have enough extra energy…it’s a great thing for them to do together, they all enjoy it, so we all win!
We broke out the Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Lab from Scientific Explorer. We tried out another kit a while ago, the Mind Blowing Science kit that was awesome and I think we liked this one even better!
There are 5 activities in the kit with all the instructions and supplies you’ll need for each. The projects are
- Make a self powered light
- Make your own glow stick
- Create a bubbling light wand
- Glow in the dark slime
- Make a glowing night sky
Our favorites were the glow stick and bubbling light wand but they were all so fun!
Each activity or project tells you exactly what to do in simple instructions that an independent reader could follow on his own. After the instructions there’s a “The Science Behind the Fun” section with some fun facts that we all found very interesting like information about static electricity, atoms, and zinc sulfide.
This is the bubbling light wand, made by combining just a few ingredients and voila! Magic!
We held it up to the light for a good long time and then played in the dark.
Can you see our secret glow in the dark message???
My kids think science is just the coolest cause… it totally is. This kit has been such a fun way to learn and discover some cool science at home with our little family. Science rocks (and glows…)!
I am still knitting like crazy. It’s such a great winter pasttime, I’m totally loving it AND all my favorite new patterns, especially this Lucy hat.
The shop is called Fiddlestyx Studios and she makes this hat up in “girl” colors but I loved it for a boy hat with all the texture and randomness. Blues and greens are my favorite colors, if you’ve been around my blog for long you’ll know that… I can’t get outside my blue/green box.
This a great pattern for boy or girl and a great way to use up some small bits of leftover yarn. The pattern specifies sport weight yarn but I used worsted weight and a slightly smaller needle and it worked beautifully. The fit is perfect and it’s such a fun hat with that cute pompom on the end!
A silly boy loves a silly hat.
We spent a week at a cabin in the mountains between Christmas and New Year’s and this hat kept this boy’s ears nice and toasty warm.
FiddleStyx is a great little shop with bunches of adorable patterns. These are some of my favorites – what are yours???