Monday, December 24, 2007
Helpful last-minute gift ideas for children
For those of you who have put off shopping for your nieces or nephews, here are some clever last-minute ideas. Each of these is meant to encourage and expand a young person's interest in science; these gifts are thrifty AND educational! All of these items can be had at whatever Walgreen's or Jewels is open late on Christmas Eve.
Give them a big bottle of Diet Coke and some Mentos. Watch what happens.
Give them a big bag of marshmallows, and instructions on how to cook them in their parent's microwave oven. If you're feeling really generous, give them that old microwave oven that you keep down in the basement.
Give them a box of baking soda, a bottle of vinegar and some red food dye. It's volcano time!
Believe me, their parents will thank you!