How to Make Plastic Out of Milk

As the daughter of a (former) dairy farmer, I love milk and all its derived dairy products (e.g., cheese and butter). However, it wasn’t until my colleague Michele highlighted a kid science app that I realized milk is a great science medium as well. In fact, I recently discovered mixing vinegar with milk will create moldable plastic. Not only is this milk-derived product fun for kids and adults, but it also offers a history lesson: the resulting substance was used before petroleum-based plastic was available. Watch the video to learn about a fun kitchen experiment and potential handmade gift opportunity all in one package.

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There Are Tadpoles on the Kitchen Floor

As a mother, there are things that you just can not anticipate. Take this morning for example.

“Mom!” My daughter yelled, “There are tadpoles on the kitchen floor.”

The worst part was I knew I had only myself to blame. Continue reading “There Are Tadpoles on the Kitchen Floor”