So you saw this science experiment post right? You all got it!
So here’s what happened. I was playing around on Pintrest and found this Bracelet idea. Of course I couldn’t even wait until after breakfast to get started. Notice the science journal? That’s where we wrote our initial observations and what we thought might happen.
We tried soaking them in water, checking them every 15 minutes. We decided to switch our technique pretty quickly. (I left these soaking… just to see. Final verdict? Even after 24 hours they would not bend.)
Boiling, however, worked like a charm. After 15 – 20 minutes in the boiling water these little wooden sticks were bendable! M and M snapped all of the sticks they tried (I guess they didn’t have a very soft touch.) The experiment was still a success and they enjoyed watching me ease them into cups.
I tried a few different size cups. That might be another experiment because only a couple of our bracelets actually fit.
We dried them in the cups for 24 hours.
Want to see the cute Valentine Bracelets we made with them?
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