Today is my very first day as a contributor at Juggling Act Mama, and I'm thrilled! I've always loved Ang's blog, and now I get to be a part of it! I hope you'll pop over and visit me there. But before you go, I have to tell you what I'm sharing! I've got another great science craft that's perfect for you and your kiddos to do together -- Epsom Salt Painting!
Epsom Salt Painting
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The girls and I had such a good time with this project. And -- besides the Epsom salt, I had everything else I needed in the cupboard. I must admit, though the painting was fun (when's the last time you picked up a brush and painted with your kids), the coolest part was watching the kids discover the changes taking place in the paint as it dried. They were like little inquisitive scientists.
Why is the paint changing color as it dries, Mom?
Look, Mom! There are crystals on my paper!
How come the clear paint turned white, Mom?
Why is the paint in the jar getting thicker as the water cools, Mom?
Look, Mom! My paint dried shiny and sparkly!
With epsom salt painting, the real fun comes in watching for changes! It was awesome! (I was pretty excited to see what would happen to my painting as it dried, too!)
So, now that you've heard how much fun this project can be, are you ready to try it? Just click on the image below to be taken to Juggling Act Mama to see the full tutorial. While you're there, browse around a bit! Ang has a fantastic blog!
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This project was originally intended for Lu's Frozen Birthday Party, but we just had too many activities to fit everything in. I'm kind of glad we saved it for just us. If we had done it at the party, I would never have sat down and painted with my girls. I'm so glad I did!
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Still here? I've got a few other kid's crafts you might like to see before you go:
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