Make Your Own Preposterous Polymer

Not to be confused with the trade-marked stuff

by , posted on January 25th, 2011 in Science Fun

Okay, here it is, our second science experiment! This time we’re making a polymer that is similar to a popular toy, but, I can’t say what as I don’t want to get into any legal-y type things. However, I think it’s ‘safe’ to say it rhymes with Pilly Sutty. Now, I’ll say it up front: that other stuff does some things this one can’t, like copy pictures from comic books (trust us, we got out the comic books and tried).

But this stuff? Well this stuff is still pretty darn wicked cool. At least that’s what these kids said. Or, maybe I said it and these kids agreed. Either way, it’s a fantastic experiment. Plus everyone oohed and aahed when the liquid developed solid-like properties. And an afternoon spent oohing and aahing is an afternoon well spent in my book.

So here we go: introducing Preposterous Polymer (not to be confused with the other stuff)



Like this experiment? Then you’ll probably like the other one we did too: Make Your Own Lava Lamp. Check it out!

Tomorrow, we’ll bring you one more science exercise. In the meantime, take some time to click through our Science Issue. It’s filled with lessons learned, crafts, experiments, projects and gift ideas for your little scientist.

Oh, and one more thing: it’s completely unrelated except for the fact that it’s also super cool. I owe you all a Hot Cocoa for Water update. Over the weekend, we teamed up with Nilsen Life and Maryland Family Magazine to raise money for charity: water. Our little outdoor cocoa stand (think summertime lemonade stand only with cocoa and absurdly cold temperatures) brought in over $250.

Couldn’t make it? Don’t despair! You can still help bring safe, clean drinking water to people by donating to our virtual cocoa stand or by purchasing tees from Pigtail Pals, baby gear from joyababy, toys from Ellie Bellie Kids or dolls from Sophie and Lili. All four have pledge to make a donation from their sales in January to support charity: water. Buy a cute gift for a kid, feel good! It’s a total win-win.

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2 Responses to “Make Your Own Preposterous Polymer”

  1. Joya Says:

    January 26th, 2011 at 5:44 am

    And… Joyababy! Don’t forget us :) we pledged awhile back too…
    shop because we are also donating % of sales from Dec -Jan to Hot Cocoa for Water!


  2. Marshmallow Building Says:

    February 20th, 2011 at 2:54 am

    [...] for a birthday party or playdate, this activity is a great one to do while the kids let their Preposterous Polymer rest. You can even break the kids into groups and have them work together on this [...]

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