Monday, 5 November 2007

Taking after their parents

Genetics is a fascinating subject. I'm sure it accounts for my children's skills in cake decorating - only the best Barbie glitter writing icing, thank you very much:


And really, with two scientists for parents how were they going to get through childhood without making volcanoes in the kitchen?


You can buy kits to do this that cost many pounds, but in best Blue Peter mode, all you actually need is bicarb of soda, vinegar, washing up liquid and a bit of food colouring for a good half hour of messy entertainment.

15 comments:

  1. fab cakes, love the volcano - we made those in the summer, they're such fun!
    I'd say genetics and nurture to play in both!

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  2. Looks like fun! We used to do something similar in science class with baking soda and coke which makes good lava - also love to try the whole mento in diet coke thing but maybe not in the house.

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  3. I'll have to try the volcano with my guys! What quantities did you use of the different ingredients? Lucy x

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  4. Lots of fab fun all around there...hehehe...Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  5. Ooh, a scientist! This looks very interesting. Any other easy science recommendations for kids? Good websites/books perhaps? My children love this stuff!

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  6. I've only done the volcano thing once, to a chorus of again agains until we were out of bicarb. You're a good Mama.

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  7. Lots of fun, and the cup cake is marvelous! Have a wonderful week...

    Smiles to you...

    Beverly

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  8. Your house sounds fun :D
    Have you tried the custard trick yet where you roll it in your hand and it becomes solid and goes liquid again when you stop? That's a good one.

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  9. Great cakes and those volcanoes are fun aren't they. We tried to make lemonade once and had the same result!
    Kim x

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  10. Sounds like you had a fun day! Cake looks scrummy, and volcano looks like a great messy project!
    Cathy XX

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  11. Kitchen chemistry is so much fun! Going to try the volcano tonight!

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  12. Those volcanoes are great - we did them a while back and the kids loved them almost as much as me!

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  13. Looks like someone is having tons of fun :)

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  14. I remember doing that as a child - I used to make such a mess in the kitchen as a child. It was the smell of that which always got me - it reeks!

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  15. ohh - can i come and live at your house????
    have a fun filled weekend
    tracy x

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