This week we decided to try a old science favourite:
making butter with children.
The boys were not quite convinced when I told them that we were going to make butter. Lots of ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ being asked when I first came up with the idea. However, they were soon very excited to get started.
So, I headed off to the fridge to collect some cream, only to realise we didn’t have any – doh!
Unfortunately, we then had to revert back to the other favourite experiment, making volcanos! Which I will come to in a future blog post.
I had completely forgot about it the next day, until I picked the kids up from school. The first thing they asked was if we could go and get cream. So, we did just that!
Here is how it went…… (p.s. top tip if you are making butter with children, get them to do all the hard work!)
Making Butter with Children
- 1 tub Heavy Cream
- 1 Jar
Pour the tub of heavy cream into a large glass jar.
Either use as butter on toast. Or go for the L technique, toasted waffles, butter and honey. I am told that is the best!
This was an incredibly simple and fun thing to do. The kids loved it and kept asking if it was magic that it was turning into butter.
Why not try it out at home? Let me know in the comments how it went.