At the end of each school year there is a raffle basket fundraiser at our school. Each class puts together a basket with a theme and then we raffle them off. Our class happened to do a science basket...and we happened to win it! Major summer score. There are so many fun things to do, we can't wait to explore them all. A week or two ago we finally dug into it and I asked Scott what he wanted to do. He knew immediately, he had remembered seeing the volcano kit when we were deciding where to put our raffle tickets, he had been chomping at the bit to get his volcano on.
We starting by mixing the plaster and pouring it into the mold. Thankfully we only had to wait 20 minutes for it to harden because I don't know if Scott could have waited 21. Then we set to work painting it. Scott kept telling me how much he loved painting it. I was delighted that he was so into this craft until he said, "I can't wait to explode it." Well at least he liked art for a moment, but then end game of course was exploding it. Boys.
The finished product came out beautifully, and then we waited for it to dry again. Torture.
The volcano construction happened during a rare nap for Owen, but baby boy was up in time to get the party started with the eruption.
It was Owen's job to put in the scoop of baking soda each time.
And Scott's job to *slowly* dump the vinegar
The results did not disappoint.
Another win for backyard science.