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Kids taste scorpion candy

Kids taste scorpion candy

“We can just eat it but not eat the scorpion part. Are you with me?” asks Alastair and the boys set off on their goal wondering if the dead and dried scorpion is going to sting them while they suck on the sucker. The kids also crowd source an answer to the important question: “Does… Continue Reading

A survival guide for springtime weeding?

A survival guide for springtime weeding?

Hey guys, don’t give up on us! We have content coming! We’ve been enjoying the exquisite weather that came with spring break. A dark cloud hangs over as I type and I hope for more rain but there is no doubt that spring is here. In fact, the very-weedy outside is a testament to that… Continue Reading

Homemade egg paint with two very simple ingredients

Homemade egg paint with two very simple ingredients

On this week-before-Easter (and spring break) we offer you homemade egg paint. This stuff is a lot of fun and actually does make a great paint. This is the paint that people used before they picked it up in plastic tubes at their local craft store. It is simply egg yolk and food coloring. The… Continue Reading

Eye-popping swirls in this magic milk

Eye-popping swirls in this magic milk

Here’s a fun project you can do in your own kitchen with basic kitchen supplies. This project is all about surface tension. Soap will change the surface tension of the milk but you wouldn’t otherwise notice the change without the dye you will add to the milk. Add some spots of dye and watch it… Continue Reading

Kid tastes 2-year-old birthday cake

Kid tastes 2-year-old birthday cake

Just before Alastair’s birthday this year we found a piece of 2-year-old birthday cake in the freezer. I wondered what the kids would do if that cake ended up in their Mystery Tasting. Frederick totally went with it. He knew we had an actual cake from this year because he had helped make it the… Continue Reading

Seriously, a candle can light itself. Check it out.

Seriously, a candle can light itself. Check it out.

If you’ve ever questioned whether a candle puts off gasses as it burns, this video will give you a pretty good visual that it does. Leverage those gasses to relight the candle. It’s these same gasses that concern people about the fumes from candles and cause them to seek out beeswax candles with essential oils.… Continue Reading