I had plans for blowing up balloons, in many senses of the word, and making super balls, but Monkey had plans of her own.
Her plan was much more delicious.
After a trip to Michaels, we had all the supplies we needed for BOTH balloon blowing:
While we waited for the molded chocolates to harden, we turned our eyes toward making mini-volcanoes in a bottle to see if the emitted gas would blow up a balloon.
For future reference, we undoubtedly lost some of our gas during the transition time of dumping in the vinegar and me putting on the balloon cap. Next time we can fill the balloon with the vinegar, or the baking soda, then dump it into the bottle after it is attached. Pre-stretching the balloon may also help.
The next experiment, making a Super Ball, only Yessa and I indulged in. We mixed borox, water, corn starch, and food coloring. It was an icky, sticky mess for a long time, then, suddenly, it wasn’t.
For future self-reference, I have a wonderful video of Yessa talking about the Super Ball experiment. We’ll have to watch it in iphoto because I have not been able to get it to upload anywhere online.
Overall, fun sets of experiments, and I’m sure that chocolate mold will keep on popping up for good times.