I saw a corn starch dough on Paging Fun Mums and somehow it sparked the idea to replace the corn starch with baking soda. In June it was fizzy dough for Lemon Lime Adventures‘ “12 Months of Sensory Dough” series, but I was nowhere near having the time nor inspired. Now I had the time and I was inspired, so we went for it! Nico was excited as usual, when I told him it was fizzy dough I had tried a batch the day before with no color or anything, just to see the ratio needed, turns out unlike Paging Fun Mums I had a ratio of 5:1 baking soda to conditioner.
(Aug. 16, 2014) Nico’s birthday was coming up and we always do a birthday shirt for him, normally it’s an iron on image and a surprise for him the morning of his party/birthday. This year I wanted to do something different, we have tons of freezer paper we got in the US when we lived in Quebec but only used it once in over a year of having it, so I wanted to use that. Nico had asked to do more of the faux-tie-dye shirts we made 2 years ago, he loved spraying the paint. So I put the 2 together and Nico to work and we made some shirts! I knew he wouldn’t want to stop after 1 so I figured we could make some for his little friends coming to his party (lucky me there was only 3!).
At 30 cm/12 inches, this is the highest drop ever. Leaving the egg in for longer seems to have made a difference.
After seeing this on JDaniel4′s Mom, Nico really wanted to do it, he’s been big on experiments of late so it was not surprising. This is very simple for the parent or kid to set up but it does require patience, which Nico is working on, lol.
Today my mom blogger friend Ann from Doodles and Jots and I are writing about our experiences with Parkinson’s Disease for Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month (April). Read Ann’s story here.
Happy New Year! Usually this is the time of the year, where blogs post about which posts have been the most popular during the year, so we wanted to be different. Instead we are going to post about which posts have been the most popular during the year! What a concept! We are rebels over here at Glittering Muffins, so let’s see what you, our readers, were the most curious about in 2014:
(Dec. 24, 2014) Alex was supposed to work on Christmas day so our delivery to thank the public servants was unsure. But on the 22nd, when someone agreed to switch shift with him, we were back on! I racked my brain to figure what Nico could make 12 of in a short time that didn’t require too much work (He’s in a “we don’t do enough crafts but won’t take longer than 5 minutes to do one” phase!). Last year we made “Cinnamon Ornaments” for them. This year I wanted something totally different, he’s been into spin art a lot this year, but a cardboard ornament is cheap. Last idea was plastic Christmas balls put in the spinner. Last night Alex got the last twelve at the dollar store (Not a fan of gold, but they were already putting up the New Year’s and Valentine’s Day stuff, so we couldn’t be picky) and this morning we got spinning!