Making Our Own Science Fair Display #ElmersScienceReady #GlueNGlitter

A couple of weeks ago I told you guys about our experience making butter.  While it was fun and tasty, I didn’t think Babydoll quite got the science behind it.  Talking about it was all well and good, but I needed something more…

So, why not do a science fair project?!?!

Babydoll has never entered a science fair before, and she loves to color and glue, so I figured this would be a great way to get her to really understand the concept behind the butter.

The Supplies

I needed supplies to get started, so I made a stop at Walmart while Babydoll was at soccer practice.  It would be gutsy going in on a weekday evening, but I made the sacrifice.  Garden Center entrance for the win.

Elmers X-TREME glueI’ll admit that I’ve never really looked at all of the stuff in the Elmers section; there is quite a bit to choose from.  I was surprised {and happy} to see how many different types of glue were available.  We’ve used the regular glue sticks before, but this project calls for something more heavy duty.  Enter X-TREME glue.

And of course we’ll need the standard tri-fold display board.  Only, there aren’t just standard display boards available now.  Being the lover of foam core that I am, I went with the foam core tri-fold board by Elmers.  I had no idea Elmers made so many types of tri-fold boards

Armed with our tools, we set out to complete the project again. After all, who doesn’t need more butter?

The Experiment

First, fill a mason jar halfway with cream.  Take it from us:  leave your cream out for 12 hours.  It won’t make you sick and it will make it easier on your arms.

Next, shake the jar for about three to five minutes.

Shake until you see little bits of butter and liquid separate from each other.  The bits are butter, and the liquid is buttermilk.

Pour the contents of the jar into a strainer and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear.

Finally, you can either mold your butter or just place it into a storage container and refrigerate.  That’s it, you’ve made your own butter!

The Display

With the “fun” stuff over, it was time to talk about what just happened.  Babydoll despises writing, so I decided to ease her pain and type up the information we needed.  I typed while Babydoll dictated the whole experiment, and the science behind it, for me.

We printed off our information, the pictures from the experiment, and began to plan our board.  We’re both perfectionists, and notice different things, so this was a bit hard for us!  It was a great way to spend time together and do something a bit out of the ordinary and fun with science; I’m so glad we did it!

I’m also glad we chose the board we did; it’s nice and sturdy, great quality.  Elmers does have a variety of boards in different shapes, sizes, colors, and price points.  This is great because the boards can be used for a variety of things.  They don’t just sell tri-fold boards either; they had quite a few one piece boards on display as well.

Alright, now that we’ve figured out where we want everything to go, it’s time to attach it all.  Time to put the X-TREME glue stick to work!

That thing is freakin’ sweet!  It glides smoothly with little to no mess and it holds tight.  It’s not slippery, either, like some glue can be.  I like that because you can avoid something shifting out of place.  I really was pleasantly surprised.  *heart it*

Here’s our finished project!  We had a lot of fun working on this together!!

Check out my thisMoment for  lots more fun pictures of my whole shopping trip, the experiment, and putting the display together!

True Confessions:  This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #ElmersScienceReady #collectivebias #CBias.  It was so much fun and I loved it and I can’t wait to do another one.  But, you still got my honest opinion.