CAMPERS USE NATURE TO INSPIRE INVENTIONS
We made clay volcanoes and watched them erupt. We learned how to use everyday food items and flowers to make natural dyes and prints.
Materials: lots of white glue, water, food coloring, hot water heater, borax, large ziplock plastic bags, measuring tools
Amphibians have very sensitive skin. It is what you call “permeable.” The skin can easily absorb things in its environment. The skin is often moist to the touch. The “frog skin” we will make resembles what a frog feels like.
¼ cup of white glue (Elmer’s or generic brand is fine)
¼ cup water
¼ cup of hot tap water
½ Tablespoon of Borax
Make two separate mixtures and then add Mix1 into Mix 2.
Mix1: ¼ cup of white glue with ¼ cup of water. Add color of your choice. Mix well in plastic bag.
Mix2: In a separate bowl, dissolve a ½ tablespoon of Borax in a ¼ cup of hot water.
Pour Mix1 into Mix2. Kneed and squish. Mix1 will turn into gak instantly. Pull the gak out of the liquid. The gak will be wet for about 5 minutes and then will be ready for play!