Our project started out with a trip to the store to buy a few supplies....
You'll also need:
- Wet Wipes or Paper Towel (just cuz it might be handy for messy hands)
Step 1: You take the top of the markers off with the scissors (some you can cut right through, some you have to manipulate the scissors and "wiggle" the top off) ... what you want is the
juicy insides ink pad where all the ink comes from.
Step 2: If you want to cut the plastic - that's fine, we did it for one of ours hoping it would make the color spread quicker, but it didn't.
Step 3: Empty out some glue from the bottle of glue you are going to drop the ink pad into ...
Step 4: Drop the ink pad in
Step 5: Put the cover back on, and repeat the process for each of the markers & glue.
This will make a fun way to "glue" stuff .... or could even be used as cheap puffy paint!! A great way to throw a little science into it is asking the following questions.
What will happen when we put this inside the glue?
Why does that happen?
And just for fun...
Ask your kids which they think will be complete FIRST and which they think will be complete LAST.
Now when I first read about this project, I didn't expect it to take so long... but it took about a month for ours to be complete (for all the colors to be complete.)
Both my boys were asked separately:
Calahan's Guess: Blue 1st, Pink last....
Noah's Guess: Blue 1st,
(he couldn't decide between black and light green and red, finally settled on red)
After 3 hours.... (you could start seeing the color spread)
Yellow was the first one done, Blue was the 2nd ... Orange and Pink were running towards the bottom of the pack
They are all done - but we're missing the teal and the yellow for the picture (the babies had been playing with them and somehow I lost track of them ... we're in search of the missing glue though! LOL) ...
Black was the last one to turn... just incase you were wondering. If you do the glue project, I'd be interested in knowing what results YOU got!!