Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Carbon Star Window Hangs PTOE

The girls and I came up with a little craft to go along with yesterday's Carbon Star activity.



Here, the heart glitter represents carbon and the little glitter sparkles represent oxygen. They bond together and create carbon dioxide. In a carbon star this creates its red glow.



Whatcha need: sparkly chunky glitter glue, ribbon, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and a plastic lid.


Take the pipe cleaner and form it into a star then tie the ribbon onto the top of the star. Place your star on a plastic lid.


Squeeze a big glob of glitter glue into the center of the star.



Spread the glue into the star with the craft stick. Be sure to get the glue into all the nooks and crannies.



Set the star in a sunny spot to dry, or if you're impatient, like myself, take a hair dryer to it. Add more glue if needed.


Hang your star in a sunny window for an added sparkle to any room!


Visit Carbon Stars for a fizzy fun experiment and visit sulphur, gold, carbon and riddles for more PTOE fun!

19 comments:

Joy said...

Those are so cute! I'll bet your girls had fun making them. I know my daughter would love them. :)

Melanie said...

looks like a lot of fun whilst learning. best way to learn!

Sam said...

That is so cool! I love how the sun shines through them.

dongdong said...

That is pretty. You seem to have a lot of art supplies on hand. Every time, I look through my craft book, I always find few items missing and therefore wait on it and then inevitably I forget.

Erin said...

Yay for glittery glue & Carbon stars!

Peggy said...

I love these carbon stars! You and your girls are totally amazing! I think you should come to Maine and go camping with my girls and me, and you three can teach us a million things!

Erin said...

Very cool! We're huge star fans around here. I love the whole idea.
Peace.

Tammy said...

Those are pretty...my favorite is the red one.

Shady Lady said...

These are so cool!!

Amber said...

You are truly amazing.
Oh and today i recieved a special parcel from a special lady...i believe it was you.
Thank you....i LOVE the gingko...
LOVE IT..thanks again....xx

Tara said...

Glittery, sticky goodness... they're lovely!

Anne said...

They look beautiful!
I love the glitter glue.

nettlejuice said...

So cool.

Toni said...

very cute and colorful, would be fun to thatin all kinds of shapes , I am thinking eggs for Easter maybe tommorow.

Too many good ideas too little time.

nytesong said...

What a fun idea. My daughter is crazy about glitter--we'll have to give this project a try this weekend!

kristen said...

Can I copy you? My little ones would looove this!

Sofia said...

Wow that is so cool my mom wants to try that.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You're always up to something beautiful over here! I'll be linking.

Mama King said...

I linked to your site. I did something similar. You were an inspiration! Thanks.