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Patriotic Playdough Math / Art Activity

With Memorial Day coming up, I thought we should do a little American flag math / art activity at Figment to teach the kids about patriotism.  (Since Memorial Day means more than just flash sales.)  I often like to start out with a book for inspiration when introducing a project […]

Simple Science Experiment- It’s guaranteed to be a BLAST!

Want to explore a scientific reaction that ends with a BANG?  Try this simple experiment. What you need: A  gallon plastic bag  (I recommend the kind with a slider.) Clear packing tape (Just to be safe.) White Vinegar Baking Soda Food Coloring Clothes Pin safety goggles What to do: Put a […]

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What Is The Magic Behind 3D Glasses?

The other day I read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses to my art class.  It is a sweet little book.  Poor Pete is in a mood and feeling quite grumpy.  He had the blues.  His friend Toad gave him some cool blue, magic sunglasses to make his blues […]

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Abstract Sculpture- Recycled Kid's Craft

Have you ever heard of Shrinky Dinks?  It is a creative product where you draw on the plastic or trace things, then melt them in the oven and they shrink down.  They are really cool, since you can put all this detail in the drawings then they shrink down to […]