Thursday, January 5, 2012

Baked Cotton Balls

I thought we should throw in a science experiment this week as well. Once again, a pinterest find! This one comes from Play Create Explore, and she has a great step by step, so I won't repost that one.  This one was super easy to pull together, and an added bonus, you probably already have everything you need at your house, and if not, head over to the dollar store for supplies. One thing I will add, maybe put newspaper down, or a wipe-able tablecloth before you begin this project. Also have washcloths wet and at the ready to wipe up any hands. Both kids loved putting the cotton balls into the flour mixture, and totally covering them.

We did make some observations when we were done coating them. When we put them in the oven, will the outside stay soft and mushy or will it get hard and crunchy? Will the inside stay soft and fluffy or will it melt away?

They baked while we ate dinner. After dinner, we had the cooled tray at the table, and we all grabbed some cotton balls to break open. I would say that the cotton balls that were pushed up to the side of the pan or touching each other could have been baked longer. The cotton balls that were by themselves on the baking sheet got nice and crunchy. Both kids and adults had a fun time breaking them open and pulling out all the cotton that was inside.

We HAD to have blue and red. Big shocker!

Dipping the cotton balls in the coating

L wasn't too sure what to think at first.

D was pretty happy, as always.

One of the finished, cracked open cotton balls!


Gourmet Coffee Service said...

I love your blog! Happy new Year!

Hippie Mama Kelly said...

Thank you! Happy New Year to you as well!

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

So cool! Never heard of this! Thanks for introducing me to this activity!

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