The first graders had fun making homemade silly putty. If you would like to try it at home, here is the recipe:
- Mix three parts Elmers glue with one part water. Fill half a 5 oz Dixie cup with the diluted glue.
- Add 3 drops of food coloring to the glue and stir with a wooden craft stick.
- Dissolve 2 tsp of Borax laundry powder in 1 cup of water.
- Pour some of the Borax solution on top of the glue and stir it into the glue. The mixture should begin to stick to the craft stick.
- Remove the “silly putty” from the cup and squeeze all of the water out until it is rubbery.
- You are done! Have fun playing with your silly putty. Store it in a plastic ziploc bag to keep it soft.
- Note: The silly putty will stick to paper.
Fourth grade has been studying Forces and Simple Machines. To learn about levers we designed catapults and launched marshmallows. Congratulations to Group #6 in Mr. Long’s class for launching the marshmallow the farthest distance!
In fifth grade we made Borax crystal snowflakes and figures to study physical changes. Here are some of our creations.