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We work to weave our homeschool days around our faith, our subtropical climate, and our coastal landscape.

Hopefully this will provide a small spot for our family and friends to follow along with our traveling, gardening, and homeschooling adventures!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

November Geography Block: Making a Volcano

So, to round out our experience, we came home and created a paper maiche volcano.

First we started with a bag of CelluClay from our national chain craft store (who I don't like well enough to plug here! LOL). The Worker Bees all got their hands in the bowl to mix it up.

Then Papa Bee dug a plastic water bottle out of our recycle bin and the Worker Bees helped him cover it in newspaper.

They completely covered it.

Then, they wrapped it in foil.

Then they added water.

Time to add the paper stuff!

Nice and smooth! Now it was time to put it in a safe dark place where the Worker Bees would forget about for a few days so it could dry.

A coat of paint, and it is ready to explode!

After the paint drys, we'll pop some baking soda and vinagar down in the water bottle with a little bit of red food coloring to make it more 'lava like', and let 'er rip!

I'll try to take pictures!

Mama Bee

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