While cycling back from Lucy’s school we bumped into an amazing shower of yellow and orange leaves.We decided to stop and collect loads and then make little birthday favours for Lucy’s classmates: 41 little children (when the teacher told me that number I immediately regretted asking!).
Lucy enjoyed helping with the different stages of this mega operation. Especially (in order): tasting the cake, stamping the little ingredient labels on the cake, gluing the table, stapling all stapable objects.
Children’s liquid glue
Small paint brush
Cake (we made a vegan brownie without nuts, to suit all alleegies. I shall post the recipe someday)
Food plastic small bags
Pour some liquid glue on the leaf and brush it both sides
Smear the glue stick on your card and press the leave on it.
Leave them to dry! Meanwhile prepare your cake.
Staple the plastc bag with a little piece of string, so you can later tie the little cake in it (forgot to take in between steps pics, sorry. but quite intuitive).
This is a classic homemade magic trick.
When we make this little experiment, Lucy always shouts: “we have made the seaaaa”.
– bicarbonate of soda
– any squeezable bath toy
1. On a small try place a layer of bicarbonate of soda.
2. Ask the helper to sprinkle lots and lots of glitter.
3. Pour some vinegar in a bowl, squeeze the squeezable bath toy and let it suck some vinegar. In past experiments we have used white wine vinegar and it seems to give better results (bigger bubbles). Today we only had a bottle of cider vinegar left.
4. Ask the helper to squeeze the squeezable bath toy on her tray and see the magic happen :).