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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Created Resin Pieces From Chemistry Class

I used my love for creating resin pieces, to teach the kids about Chemistry, last Friday.  Below are some of the pieces the kids created.  Now they just have to decide what to do with them.


Did you get to see the Lunar Eclipse early this morning?  If you are anything like me, you had good intentions, and slept right through it.  I got up at 1:45 but nothing was happening.  So, I laid back down with intentions of getting up in another hour.  I didn't set the alarm and slept right through it.  I might have a better chance of seeing the Solar Eclipse in October, lol.  Someone in South Florida, was nice enough to tape it and put it on Youtube, so all of us can see it.  It went pretty fast, only lasted a little over an hour.  The last one I saw took forever, the last two matter of fact. 

No Run Club, because it is raining today, and I am probably going to cut that back to once a week.  Sometimes, I just need change, and there are some changes I need to make.  When I get antsy, things get changed, and I am antsy. 




Sunday, April 13, 2014

Caitlin's Watercolor Easter Eggs

One of the things I hate about decorating Easter eggs is that you can't leave them out to enjoy them. They have to be refrigerated. This year, Caitlin and I found these eggs that look like real eggs, but are not. She painted them with watercolors and then added some of her favorite animal stickers. Now, we can leave them out on the table all week, and re-use them next year too. Love it! They were very inexpensive too, a couple of dollars.





Friday, April 11, 2014

Using Resin for Chemistry Class and Bunny Shaped Watermelon Snack

This past Christmas I got a Luxe Resin kit, as a gift. I had so much fun playing around with the resin, that two of my homeschool friends asked me if I would show them how to do it. So, we did it today. Both ordered their own resin, so they could do more at home after they knew how. There were nine of us, all together, jammed in my small dining room. But, we made it work. The longest amount of time is always spent deciding what you want to put in your resin, and if you want it left clear, or add color. Once that was all decided, one by one, I showed them how to mix and poor properly. We went over safety tips of course, and some of the mistakes I have made in my first two pours. Yes, this is only my third pour. DJ made some with his shark teeth, and a blue sapphire in one for his girlfriend. I will make it into a necklace for him to give to her. Caitlin did a couple with stickers and glitter, and I did an experiment on a candle holder. I have no images of how they will come out, but tomorrow after I pop them, I will share them. The one family bought a mold, so they took theirs home. The other family borrowed some of mine, until she can get a mold, and I will pop theirs for them. It is fun to see the kids being creative and thinking how they would like their pieces to look. Resin is a chemistry lesson because, the two liquids separate are useless, but mix them together and you get a wonderful jewelry making product. Plus, if you do not mix it to the exact directions, or heat it too much, it messes with the chemical reaction. We discussed all these things.

Then it was time for lunch. Lots of fruit and delicious things. I made these cute bunny and carrot watermelon treats, using cookie cutters. Of course the little girls wanted to swim, and so they did. A great day, with beautiful weather, and wonderful friends. I shared the link below to the resin I bought. I love it, little or no odor, and it is nice and clear. If you would like to see any of my resin pieces you can visit my Etsy store.








Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Normal School Day?

What exactly is a normal school day, anyways?  For us, it would mean a full day of book work, and or computer work.  I guess that would be normal.  Well today was not normal, lol.  Yesterday, was normal.  Then the storms started to roll in, and the rains began.  Why does that matter?  Because, DJ was supposed to have his first paid job today, detailing a car.  But, because of the heavy rain, he could not do it.  So, I was going to do a normal school day instead.  Well, that did not happen.  Both kids ended up cleaning their rooms thoroughly, and then we were going to do Art class in the afternoon.  That didn't happen either.  My mom stopped by, and stayed and visited for quite a while, which was real nice.  So, not technically a normal day, but hey I like abnormal.

Tomorrow will be a normal day, Thursday and Friday however, will not.