Updated: Jun 27, 2020
It's almost the Fourth of July, so let's get to celebrating! These projects will have you playing in red, white, and blue!
BOTTLE ROCKET 🚀
This project makes me start humming the National Anthem! We will send our rockets into the air using some ingredients you probably already have at home. Let the countdown begin!
We will make some pretty decorative pinwheels to get us in the 4th of July spirit!
SOLAR OVEN & S'MORES CONES Nothing says summer like a campfire and s'mores! We may not be playing with fire, but in this project, we will create our own solar powered oven and bake some yummy s'mores cones inside!
FIREWORKS IN A JAR
You can't have the 4th of July without fireworks! Using some basic kitchen ingredients, we will complete two different science experiments to mimic the beauty of fireworks without the explosion!
CONFETTI LAUNCHERS 🎉
These little shooters are so much fun! We will end the week with a confetti explosion that will have us ready for the 4th of July!
🔲 2 liter soda bottle
🔲 3 pencils (unsharpened is best but not necessary)
🔲 duct tape
🔲 a cork that fits in the soda bottle (wine cork will work or a size 10 cork from Hobby Lobby)
🔲 paper towels
🔲 baking soda
🔲 vinegar (large jug if you can! you may go through a lot!)
🔲 cardstock or craft paper in 4th of July colors and/or patterns (this will be used for two projects this week)
🔲 wooden skewers or dowels (hopefully you still have some from last week!)
🔲 buttons or metal brads
🔲 hot glue gun or craft glue
🔲 cardboard box (pizza box works best!)
🔲 aluminum foil
🔲 black paper (or another dark color, any kind of paper will do)
🔲 plastic wrap
🔲 ice cream cones (sugar cones)
🔲 chocolate bar
🔲 mini marshmallows
🔲 graham crackers
🔲 cooking oil
🔲 food coloring
🔲 toilet paper tubes (1 per child)
🔲 12" balloons (1 per child)
🔲 clear tape
Optional: 🔲 star or circle cookie cutters
🔲 dish soap