recycle your plastic spoons: melted spoon flower
But..you all are my peeps (ha, what a dork am I) and you deserve this awesome craft too.
Levi finished his school lessons early one day and was looking for something to do. I wanted to do something “educational” and remembered this project I had seen on Pinterest…
I found that passing it thru the flame and back and forth works best. Stop after it passes thru very briefly to see if it is curling. Its kind of a trial and error sort of thing. Good thing plastic spoons are a dime a dozen.
The cool part is the flame turns the plastic black. You do need to wipe some soot off, and it gets messy.
But, that takes like…5 minutes…you’ll survive.
Squish the ends on top of each other. Put out the fire if it didn’t get put out when you squished it.
Let them cool a bit before doing the next one.
Keep going and going around and around until you get something like this…
Hold them into the flame so they curl. Do not start them on fire please.
You are making the center.
I like science experiments! Ones this quick and easy are my favorites!
And never fear…my 8 year old got bored quick because he wasn’t allowed to play with fire.
Sad day! I am one of those mean mommies. Yup, I think I even have a certificate around here someplace!
Oooh…oooh…stop by tomorrow for the first of the…
I am linking up this great project with these happening places…
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-Be Different, Act Normal--Craft Envy-The Girl Creative--Cherished Bliss-–Sassy Sites-
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-Funky, Polkadot Giraffe--Uncommon Designs-