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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.

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