Not Just A Mommy: Real Party - Mad Scientist's Lab Halloween Party
After months of planning, and the craziness of pulling it all together, my first Halloween party was a huge success! My plan was a open house, people coming and going, a few here and there, alas, that was not the case, as the bulk of people came at the same time and more trickled in, but not a lot left. But because it was a school night, it wound down right on time. Because of that, I had not a single moment and was moving the whole time, so a friend was gracious enough to take pix for me. I…
Mad Scientist Themed Mantel
Happy Halloween! Well okay, not really...But it is close! Just a few more weeks and my house will be swarming with ghosts, goblins, witches, and maybe a pirate or two! So to kick off the spooktacular season with a fright...
DIY Crystal Geode Eggs | Sweet Paul Magazine
Geodes are essentially rock cavities with crystals inside. They occur when gas bubbles become trapped in molten rock or rounded cavities form in sedimentary rock. Minerals dissolved in water seep into the space in the rock and are slowly deposited on the inside surface over time. Here, crystals form from a supersaturated solution and grow directly on the Alum attached to the eggshell by the glue. The egg dye gives the crystals their color and the result is very similar to a real geode.
Oozy, Foamy, Overflowy Ghost
My kids discovered a recipe for Elephant Toothpaste on Steve Spangler Science website and wanted to do it right away. I thought it would be fun to turn this cool science experiment into a fun ghost activity that your kids will love this Halloween. We did this for the WOW factor, but if you are interested in the science behind the experiment make sure you check out his site. This activity would be fun to do after reading any of my Three Ghost Friends eBooks (also available in paperback!)…
Exploding Peep Geysers
Exploding Peep Geysers - bwahahaha! We are doing this at school on the 31st. Makes for a great science project where they have to predict what's going to happen, and the language samples should be awesome!