Thursday, January 8, 2009

Making Martians

Yesterday for playdate we made martians. For Christmas Layne got this cool thing where you make little gummy martians. You pick a head and a body and push them into playdough to make a mold of what you want your alien to look like. Then once you make your mold you pour this goop in it and put another saucer of playdough over it and let it sit for five minutes so the goop can set up. Then after it sets you have these gummy(not eating kind of gummy) martians that you play with. It comes with a little planetarium/terrerium type thing that you put them in. It also comes with a flying saucer. It was a fun activity and the kids loved it!!

The martians "home".

Making the martians.

Our finished product.


Melanie said...

How cute! What a fun idea.

Kristin said...

I have been on the computer for awhile it is nice to catch up with your blog.

We got Martian Matter too, and the kids have had a great time making them. When we got back from our vacation all the martians had shrunk. It was weird, no problem for them though they just made more.

Teresa Farmer said...

That is such a cute idea. I love reading about your play dates because you guys always seem to do something creative.

I'm Thankful for... said...

Oh I didn't even know you guys made them! Do you think older boys would like them too?

Rachel Washburn said...

That looks like alot of fun! I have never seen or heard of those but what a fun thing! We need to do our play date soon!