Snow Day Project Will Amaze Your Bored Child (And Keep Them Busy)
It's another snow day in the Hudson Valley, and if you're like most parents you're running out of ideas to keep your kids occupied.
The snow has just started to fall, so it's too early to go outside and sled or build a snowman. So what is there to do inside?
If your kids are already sick of board games, crafts and puzzles and you want to limit the amount of screen time, you'll might want to try this cool science project my son did this morning.
While on the air I received an impressive time lapse video from him that had me scratching my head and saying "how'd he do that?"
Apparently, project is very easy to do and it only needs a few simple ingredients.
First, line up a handful of Skittles candy along the outside rim of a plate. Once you've gone all the way around, set your phone to time-lapse and get ready. Take a cup of warm water and pour it in the center of the plate until it touches the Skittles and begin filming.
Within just a minute the dye from the candy will begin to melt into the water and form a cool pattern. It happens pretty quickly and is easy to clean up so you can try different patterns and colors to see what kind of crazy shapes emerge.
Good luck making it through another snow day at home. And if you do try the Skittles experiment, please post your videos on our Facebook page. We'd love to see what you come up with.