The other day, the kids and I had spent the afternoon doing all kinds of fun stuff together.
I let them “free play” in the play room while I caught up on some computer stuff I had been putting off.
After a few minutes, our daughter hollered for me to come and look at her “speriment” which is pre-school speak for “experiment”.
We do keep a lot of science-based toys and books around in a corner dedicated to the subject and it seems to be one of the kids’ favorite spots.
On the top shelf, there is a gelatinous, cool substance we bought at the National Air and Space Museum called “Martian Dough”. The properties of the dough aren’t what you’d expect in that it’s hard to tell if it’s wet or dry, cool or warm. You think it will stretch but it breaks apart cleanly. It must be why the 2 ounces cost us $5.
Across the room, we have paint containers made by Melissa and Doug. The lids have a nickel-sized hole in them to accomodate a brush and to prevent spillage.
Anyway- I’ll let you watch the video so you can enjoy the full experience I had when I went to check our daughter’s spontaneous “speriment” with Martian Dough and a paint container.
I seriously can’t make this up.
I am just not that creative.
Enjoy. I’m sure you’ll never buy Martian Dough or look at your paint containers the same way again.
And, I know what y’all are thinking-
I’m about tired of hearing about “poop” on this blog.
And, to that, I have to say- ”I’m pretty tired of poop, too”
Cat poop, hermit crab poop, baby poop, potty poop, and now Martian Dough poop.
All I can say is that I’m sorry and I do have some other posts lined up for you, like the recipe for the spicy Aztec truffles I made last week with ancho chili pepper, cayenne and dark chocolate.
My kids loved them.
Their only complaint?
That they look like balls of poop.