Just wanted to say sorry for the lack of recent posts, I really didn’t intend to not post, but I’ll be honest, we have been so busy this week.  From dealing with kiddos and my husband not feeling very well to doing the finishing touches on our renovation on the bathroom that has taken up a LOT of our time.  We also just became independent consultants with Rodan and Fields the doctors who created proactiv so getting our part of the business going has taken some time but it’s going great and we’re loving it!

I love that we have decided to join this wonderful team of people, and I can still be at home with my kids…. all the time, and I get to talk to so many great people and share our wonderful line of skincare products with everyone!  I also want to invite all of you who live in the US (sorry we can’t go international yet) to come and check out our website and see what we’re all about!

Come see us at:  https://sarahandjustin.myrandf.com/

Or, if you have any additional questions, you can e-mail me at sarahandjustin@myrandf.com

Continue to look for new posts!!

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What We Did With Our Clay!

Well, I showed you our homemade clay post the other day, and if you missed it, you can find it here:  https://resourcefulhomeschoolmom.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/1137/

I also told you I would let you know what we did with ours and we had science class.  We made a VOLCANO!!!!!   I have to admit this one was just as much fun for me as it was for the kids to do.  I really enjoyed doing it and the end result was awesome!

So, for starters get your clay and add some food coloring if you would like.  Just add some red and green now, I will say that I think the color would have turned out a little bit better if we would have mixed the food color in before the clay was mixed all together, but, it still turned out to be good.

What you will need for your volcano:

  • Homemade clay
  • Green and Red food coloring (optional)
  • Small tube or container
  • Outdoor area (it’s very messy do this outside!!)
  • Plate
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda

(The amount of vinegar and baking soda you need depends on the size of your volcano.)

Start out by making a base of clay, and then find something you can use at the end when you add your vinegar and baking soda.  Add your container to the clay and push down so it doesn’t move around.

volcano beginnning

Next, build up the sides of your volcano, and then build up the base.

volcano building more

Now, it’s time to add in the vinegar, I heated ours up for 1 minute, be careful it will be very hot, also you can add red food coloring to make it look like lava.  Go ahead and pour this into your volcano.

volcano pouring vinegar

Now you’re ready to take it outside and add your baking soda and watch it explode and it will surprise you how high this thing goes.  I’m not sure if the heated vinegar helped this or not but it seems to have helped.  I really wish I would have brought out my video camera to catch it go but, unfortunately I didn’t and my camera wasn’t fast enough to catch it 😦

Hope you enjoy this!  What fun things do you do for science class?  Comment below and share with us!

Homemade Clay!

 

 

Homemade clay is so much fun not only fun to make, but so much fun to play with after you get to mix it all together, and it’s so simple to do too.  So, I want to share with you our simple recipe for homemade clay.

What you will need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • mixing bowl
  • precious little helpers (most important ingredient 🙂 !!)

volcano mix ingredients

 

 

Next comes the really fun part:

The mixing! Stir all ingredients really well.

volcano stirAnd, of course you can’t make clay without getting dirty, so make sure you mix with your hands:

volcano mix with hands

Even the little one’s can join in on this one

volcano Isabelle mixing

 

Now, you’re ready to play!  In my next post I’ll show you what we did with our clay, it was so much fun!

** And, yes you will make a mess, but, that’s half the fun and everyone can join in on cleanup too!