Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Day 1 of the week - The theme this week is Kitchen Concoctions!
Project - Light Catchers. I saw this idea in the April 2010 issue of Family Fun Magazine. Connor made a star, flower and ghost light catcher and my niece Caitlyn made a heart and a star light catcher. Directions: Boil 3 tablespoons of water and pour it into a measuring cup. Add 1 envelope of gelatin and a few drops of food coloring. Stir the mixture slowly until it's combined. Let it sit for about a minute, then stir it again to minimize air bubbles. Pour the mixture onto a plastic plate. Sprinkle glitter on top of the gelatin and/or add 1-2 drops of food coloring an d swirl with a toothpick to make a marbled pattern. Let the gelatins dry until hardened, at least overnight. Peel them off the plates, then cut them into shapes with scissors. Using a hole punch, make holes at the top of them. Suspend each from string, or fishing line and hang in a sunny window. Materials Needed: small saucepan, water, measuring cup, unflavored gelatin, food coloring, plastic plates (9-inch), glitter, scissors, hole punch, string/fishing line
** We used pie tins - 9-inch plastic plates would probably work better. Do not use a lot of glitter it just ends up clumping together - just sprinkle a little bit on each plate. We should have let our gelatin set longer - the edges were ready but the middle was still rubbery!