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Where Have All The Whatsits Gone?

You can find Diana's article Where Have All The Whatsit's Gone? on Elephant Journal.

Smart Art

Try it Now: Oobleck Explorations
Ages 2.5-8

You need:
• Large plastic tub
• 2-3 boxes of cornstarch • 3-5 inexpensive squirt bottles filled with water and food coloring or liquid watercolor paint (available at www.discountschoolsupply.com) Put the bin outside, or on a tarp on the floor and show your child how to work the squirt botlles. Encourage your child to spray the colored water liberally over the cornstarch and to observe and interact with it in every stage of wetness. The more water your child adds, the more interesting the result, but it can take some time. This activity can work over several days. The final result is a fascinating, Thixotropic liquid (one with properties of both a liquid and a solid) that will keep everyone fascinated for hours. Extension: Read the classic Dr. Seuss story Bartholomew and the Oobleck along with this activity.

The Fabulous Garlands

So lovely, so French, so festive.

Wouldn't they be fun in a child's room?

Or better yet, make your own with felt circles and a sewing machine!