Wednesday, February 27, 2013

love this poem...

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

- J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Recipe for Goo

"We're in a sea of goobly goo... goo-be-ly goo..."- name that show!

Want to make some goo?

Here's the recipe:
1 cup cornstarch
4 cups cold water
1/3 cup sugar

Mix the ingredients together in a saucepan, over medium heat until it it thick and gooey.  Let it cool, then add food coloring. This makes 4 cups of goo.
We had a fun mixing colors, trying out different combinations with food coloring...

 We put each color in it's own bag- just a 1/3 C is enough for a sandwich size ziplock bag, (or 1 cup for a gallon size bag) and then passed it around for lots of gooey fun!  It was fun to squish around, and do practice letter writing with.

Fun fun for everyone.  Especially for us fidgety-types. :)