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Rubber Egg

Steps:4
Acids, such as vinegar, react and dissolve calcium carbonate, which is found in eggshells, to produce carbon dioxide gas and dissolved salt; a protein membrane around the egg remains, creating a springy feel. TV crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan shares his educational how-to.
Materials
  • Container
  • Vinegar
  • Raw chicken eggs
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Density Column

Steps:5
This project helps teach your kids the concept of density (or mass per volume) in a given object or fluid by using common household items. TV crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan breaks down his lesson.
Materials
  • Tall cylindrical (or similar) container
  • Water
  • Measuring cup
  • Honey
  • Light corn syrup
  • Concentrated dish soap
  • Vegetable oil
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lamp oil
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • 8 cups (plastic, paper, or glass)
  • Large spoon
  • Small objects (metal nuts, beads, plastic toys, Ping-Pong balls, etc.)
  • Turkey baster
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Cabbage Juice Acid/Base Indicator

Steps:6
Red cabbage contains a soluble pigment molecule, which produces blue and red hues, making it perfect to determine the pH levels of common household items. If you don't have cabbage, use berries or cherries instead. TV crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan explains how to perform your at-home testing.
Materials
  • Purple cabbage
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Hot water
  • Strainer
  • Bowl
  • Paper towel or coffee filter
  • Eye dropper
  • Numerous glasses or cups
  • Substances to test (cream of tartar, soda water, aspirin, bleach, ammonia, baking soda, etc.)
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Popcorn and Fruit Strings

Steps:2
These delicate garlands fulfill a time-honored role in Christmas-tree decoration. Since the seventeenth century, holiday trees have been ornamented with foodstuffs, symbols of plenty meant to recall the garden of Eden.
Materials
  • Dried fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Needle and thread
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Baby Trivia Questions

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How to Decorate Wooden Baby Blocks

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Chocolate-Banana Pudding

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Chocolate-Banana Pudding

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