My last post (Water, Scraps and Science) showed you how to make your own magnifying glass using plastic wrap, water and a bucket. Today, I thought I would provide some photographs of how our experiment here at "KinderArt HQ" turned out.
Our materials: A cardboard coffee can (with the wrapper peeled off),
plastic wrap and two elastic bands.
We made three holes in the can. This was relatively easy to do with a box cutter - since the can was made of cardboard (even thought it looks like metal).
Plastic wrap was secured to the top of the can, using elastic bands.
Water was poured on top of the plastic wrap.
Note the tiny toys which would later be viewed through the magnifying glass.
Look how big that hand looks!
This is a terrific science experiment for kids of all ages. We looked at toys, hands, pinecones, flowers and more. To add to the creativity, kids could decorate the coffee can using markers, paints or paper and glue.
Try it yourself and keep creating!
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