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Friday, December 16, 2011

Making Butter (Yummy Science)

     The whole family had a great time last Friday making butter!  (I like doing my "experiments" on Fridays.)  Dad even got in on the action.  This is one of our books we use for Science, and where the activity for making butter came from :
Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun [Book]

We poured the cream into a jar. (I read the directions a little more carefully AFTER we finished.  We were supposed to use a larger glass jar.  oops!)

After Lots of shaking, we had a creamy type butter.  The boys went ahead and tried that on crackers, loved it. (I've made that before when I taught preschool.)  The directions in our book told us to add water  3 different times, pouring off excess liquid each time.  I really thought we had ruined our yummy creamy butter, but--Alas solids!  So exciting, truly! 


The boys enjoyed homemade butter on their mama's homemade bread with soup for lunch.


Crafty Cristy said...

Cool. I should try this with my 7, and 4 year olds. My 2 year old might enjoy it too.

Melinda Speece said...

Looks great! And, of course, I love the plate on which you've served the beautiful bread and butter!

justpitchingmytent said...

Thanks! Cristy, I know all your kids would love it...the 2 year old could help "shake" and eat! Melinda...that plate belongs to Ben. He was born in TN. :)