Bubble Bubble, and cauldrons galore. For our second week we focused on witches. After all, what would Halloween be without pointy hats and magic?
This year I found a wonderful Time Line documentary on the Pendle Witch Child, one we haven’t watched before. I also found the Horrible Histories special edition Witch book to read. We all love our Horrible Histories, they make history more fun.
After our video and reading we tried some origami.
Paper folding witch hats.
Pattern here https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/origami-witchs-hat
Then on to the sensory/science portion of our day.
We made a melting witch. Well, at least a slimy one.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
washable paint (we used green tempera)
mix your cornstarch and baking soda in a bowl. Add paint and mix. You want a soft dough consistency, similar to slime but not too gooey. You will want to kneed by hand.
When your dough is well mixed you can add the vinegar. Add a few drops at a time and watch the reaction. Use a spoon or dropper to control how much vinegar you add. You can mold your dough and see what happens when the vinegar hits your sculpture. My boys had a great time with this.
Melting dough recipe courtesy of Growing a Jeweled Rose http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/10/melting-witch-dough.html