I have been pulling out some old favorites activities for the kids to do while the weather is getting colder. Specifically, we have made several craft recipes from cornstarch that are quick, easy, and fairly simple to clean up. Although not tasty, cornstarch is edible, which comes in handy when your toddler is playing with it. The first was making oobleck, although this time I just called it slime. To make, mix 2 cups of cornstarch with one cup of water. William wasn't so sure about this creation at first, but Laney was really excited. It was all fun and games until she started putting the bowl on her head. Then it was off to the bath.
|Notice her licking it off of her face. Yuck!|
Will was very curious about what would happen if we put this snow in the freezer. He reasoned that since snow is usually cold, if we put this cornstarch snow in the freezer, it would change. I explained that real snow is made out of water but that this "snow" was made out of cornstarch and oil, so it wouldn't be the same. He wasn't quite sure what to make of the whole thing.
|Snow on his face!|
Then, less than 24 hours later, Will did the same thing. I said, "What happened? Did our kitchen chairs turn into ice? Why are you guys falling out of your chairs?!" He was just eating a snack at the table and, bloop, feel right out of his seat, banging his chin on the table. Eliana was quick to check out his chin and declared that he had a boo-boo just like her. Luckily, his wasn't quite as deep, so I was able to just put a regular bandaid on it without threats of stitches by daddy. Both of their chins are on the mend and looking fine.