We had a slew of 90+ degree days not long ago here in the NorthEast. You know, the kind of days that you swore during the middle of a cold snowy winter that you would never complain about. The kind of hot days where even the kids don’t want to go out because it’s just too hot. Yea, those kind of hot days.
Well what can you do on hot days like that to jazz them up a little bit? A little science experiment using the power of the sun is what. I’ve been wanting to try making crayons using just the heat of the sun for a long time now. The thing is, you need really hot days to do them and thankfully there just aren’t too many of those in our neck of the woods. I was as excited as the kids to see if it would work (both the two year old and the nine year old). In the end my nine year old was rather impressed. And let me tell you he’s getting a little harder to impress lately.
We started out with a box of old beat up crayons and decided for this go ’round we would just mix all the colors together and see what kind of crayons we ended up with. This was an experiment after all.