When I first asked if Griddly Games would send along one of their “Just add _____” line of products to my family, I had no clue how much fun we would have. Recently, my youngest son and I had a blast using Griddly Games Just Add Egg kit to make our own eggshell candle and we did another activity to learn about osmosis.
We were combining education with entertainment and it worked! My youngest son, age 11, is having so much fun testing out egg-experiments with me and I couldn’t be happier!
Today I’m going to share our favorite Griddly Games Just Add Egg experiments and then tell you how you can get your hands on this fabulous line of STEAM learning kits for parents at home with homeschoolers or remote learners right now!
Griddly Games Just Add Egg – Egg Blowing
Our first fun was doing this egg blowing process. We needed to clear out an egg so that we had only the shell left. This was the start of our process to make an eggshell candle.
Here’s me blowing out the egg …
That was interesting …
We then had to put some model clay around the base of the eggshell, now it’s recommended that you use an egg holder, but we don’t have one. The model clay and the candle wick comes with your Griddly Games Just Add Egg Kit.
We had to put the wick and model clay just so to hold the egg.
Once the egg was blown out, and placed in its spot, we had to work to melt some wax and a purple crayon. My youngest son chose the purple crayon for our candle color.
The Griddly Games Just Add Egg kit comes with the wax, and it does include two crayons but we wanted purple so we dug out our crayon box for a purple Crayola crayon.
Once the wax and crayon melted down to liquid, we had to pour it inside the eggshell.
It may not be perfect, I honestly recommend that you buy an egg holder to do this egg experiment.
Once the wax was poured into the shell, we allowed the wax to cool and set overnight.
We had a whole kit to work with, so while we reviweed the various experiments in the Just Add Egg kit, we noticed that some reqwuired the use of a bare egg. A bare egg is made through osmosis.
Yes, we had to put a couple fresh eggs into vinegar overnight, so we did that. This meant, we worked one night on a few things and had to wrap up the projects the next night.
We had a blast playing with eggs. All of these egg experiments reminded me of a story. When my youngest son, the one working on these experiments with me, was about two years old he was fascinated with eggs.
He would get into the fridge and drop eggs. Drop one egg. Drop another egg. And another. He would do this quite often, and was so enterrtained by the results of a messy egg floor.
Oh, and if you want to see how our candle came out, here’s a clip:
Anyhoo … we had a blast doing these experiments and I enjoyed using this kit as part of our homeschooling adventures. Sure, the boys are using Time4Learning as their main homeschool cirriclum, but having hands-on science experiments and other activiites to enjoy together surely makes homeschooling even more fun!
If you’re ready to combine education with entertainment, I highly suggest you check out the extensive line of Griddly Games Just Add kits, they have a variety of options to choose from.
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