Monday, February 11, 2013

There is something so cool like MILK project

     Browsing through some mom's blogs I found something scientific and cool to do with the kids (both the 1 year old and the 4 year old) Something to kill time and get dirty but not too dirty. I love the idea of playing with textures, colors and getting the kiddos excited about science.
I found this idea in It is really refreshing to find new projects to do, specially in the science area. I believe your kids will enjoy the moving colors because it seems like "magic." But the best part is that it is so easy to do. I couldn't believe it!!! We did the project right after lunch when the kids still had dirty hands and were sitting on the table or high chair. It is nice to keep them in one spot for more than 20 minutes, right?. You must agree with me.
     Anyways.... the COLORFUL MILK PROJECT can be make with regular milk or even soy milk as we did it.
These are the steps:
  • Pour some milk on a cookie tray until filled half way up.
  • Use a swab to pour drops of food coloring in the middle of the tray. The most amount of colors you use, the cooler it looks!!!
  • Dip the swab on a little bit of dish soap. I used Dawn and I am not sure if it will work with any other brand (I supposed the components are the same in every dish soap)
  • And dip the soapy swab back again in the middle of the tray where the food coloring was dropped.
All the food coloring  start moving around the tray. It is a magnificent view of "dancing colors." The kids love it and they were very impress about the reaction of the milk and food coloring with the  touch of the soapy swab.
This is a very first step to introduce your kids to science projects as little as toddlers. Any youngster will love the reaction of liquids, doughs and any messy materials. The clean up it is very easy and for the baby I just use the milk, food coloring and swabs. Of course I needed to watch Isaac very close because he tried to chew on the swabs. However, he loved it and he drew lines and circles on his tray. Messy but fun!!

Using the swab soaked in dish soap to make the colors dance!

The Milk Project is not messy at all, excellent for snowy days

Even my youngest son, one year old Isaac enjoyed drawing with the swab on the colorful milk

Final result, pretty crazy colors and shapes

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Let's blog again

 After almost six months of silence, I am blogging back again. The silence has not been for a lack of ideas, projects or stories to tell. On the contrary, I think I might had been too busy. Well, busy figuring out many things in my private life that I did not figure out yet. So I wasted this huge amount of time trying to resolve the unresolvable... Now I just will go on  in life with the best inspiration I always had: my children.
     But it is enough of self pity. It is time to BLOG!!!!! and this time (I promise) I have many many more ideas to entertain kids at home during winter storms, below zero days and even icy road days. I decided to start some DYI projects and also try some DYI ideas from other mom's blogs. I believe I had finally have a list of my favorite mom's blogs but I can't never narrow it down. So I hope with some of your help I can make a better decision.
     I have to say I love February because my two kids born this month. Isaac just turned one year old on February 4th and Isis (the oldest) will turn four years old on February 18th. Isaac's Birthday Party was a blast!!! It is so precious the first time a child open a present. Granted, he already practiced opening presents on Christmas but this time was a little different. This was his great day and he love it. I am posting some pics of the table decor and the gorgeous cake my husband the Chef made. Yes, yes, don't forget we have a Chef in the house and when he is here (little we see him because he works at dinner time) he delight us with wonderful food. But I promise I will share his recipies as much as I can. This coming week we will be preparing details for Isis Pool Party. Of course, it will be Hello Kitty theme and ALL, mostly ALL will be decorate it in PINK! It will be interesting to see. So far we have an idea for the cake and some decor for the table but any extra ideas are very welcome.
I hope I didn't overhwelmed you with my first come back article but I am extremely excited to be back. Specially for myself, I need to keep doing what I always loved to do and it is writing!          Tomorrow it is a downtown visit day for the kiddos and me. We will try to make it to the Olbrich Garden to see the wildflowers and the only amazing Conservatory of tropical plants. We'll see... hopefully it's not 20 below.

Isis and Isaac celebrating

Cookie Monster cupcakes

Little table decor  

Birthday Boy