Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pinewood Derby

Our ward had a Pinewood Derby that was open to all the members. The kids and I designed and built a car for each of them. They each chose a design and then I cut them out and helped them to build the cars. They had a blast racing the cars and they each won their fair share of races. 
Madeline loaded her car up with Littlest Petshop toys. Not sure if these are the first ever pink pinewood derby cars, but I am sure they are among the few.

Mitchell's car had a snake running through from front to back. 

Lizzy doesn't like the flash of the camera, but here is a good shot of her car and hand. Also pink with a littlest petshop toy. She wanted her car to be a triangle.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mentos and Diet Coke

The kids and I decided to perform some experiments with Mentos and Diet Coke. We invited some of the kid's friends over and went to town. The kids had a great time... and so did I. If you haven't tried this I would highly recommend it. I would also recommend drilling a smaller hole in the cap of the Diet Coke. I think we could have achieved a much higher projection.