Gelatin & White Glue
The Amazing Insects
Don't eat the Wigglers you make. Other than that, no safety hazard.
Mix 1 envelope Knox gelatin and 2 tablespoons hot water
tablespoon liquid tempera paint and 2 tablespoons white glue
mixture to glue cup. Stir until unifrom.
insect candy molds
for 1 hour or air dry. Carefully remove from candy molds.
Thank you to Ruth Kinsler for finding this
recipe in "The Ultimate Book of Kid's Concoctions",
John Thomas, Kid Concoctions Co., March 1998, ISBN#0966108809
Look at these great insect books to find out more about real bugs:
Creepy Wigglers will remind you of the old Creepy Crawlers and Thing Maker toys.
While candy like your bugs can be bought in the store to eat, please
DON'T eat the ones you make here: The ingredients are safe to
handle, but not to eat. Instead, try the activities below and "do" some science.
Bright Beetle, Rick Chrustanski, Henry Holt & Company, April 2000ISBN#0805060588
Mr. Bumble - Kim Kennedy, Hyperion Books, May 1999, ISBN#0786813539
Bugs and Critters I have Known - Ann Heiskell Rickey, Old Canyon Press, December 1998, ISBN#0966783417
"Doing Science" is asking questions like:
What would happen if I changed how much of one of the ingredients I used? Would it still gel? Would it be as soft and rubbery? Do an experiment and find out!
See if you can figure this one out: Why does gelatin gel?
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