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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

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

Dye your flowers. A simple, no-fail technique

Dye your flowers. A simple, no-fail technique

With Easter coming up and our property filled with narcissus and daffodils, the boys and I have been playing around with dying flowers. If anyone ever tells you that plants do not take up chemicals from the soil and water, you can give them a bouquet of these flowers. Aren’t those crazy? The Half Pints… Continue Reading