Colin’s Mad Scientist party was So. Much. Fun. The night before the party (yes, we literally do 90% of everything the night before each party) Clint found this really cool hand scanning app on his iPad. So when the kids knocked on the door, they first had to have their hand scanned to see if they could be grated clearance to come into the science lab. There were a few close calls, but everyone made it in. As soon as each kid came in they were promptly outfitted with a lab coat and an ID badge with their name on it. We operate a professional operation here.
Their first task was to put together molecules using Jujubes and toothpicks. They each came up with some pretty cool creations. Then we took a break for lunch with included Proton Pizza, Wavelength Chips, Petri Dish Jello, Test Tube Cookies, Fruit Molecules, and a few other wacky creations. We let the kids stay outside while they wrote secret message with lemon juice. The messages were supposed to appear when the paper got warm, but it didn’t turn out so hot. But the next trick was pretty cool! We brought out this heat sensing bubbling flask. The kids took turns making the flask bubble up by just holding it in their hands. Then we brought out a super cool electricity conducting device. We held hands and made the device light up and make noise just by using our own human electricity. The kids loved it!!
Then we went outside for some Mento’s explosive fun!! Yep, Diet Coke definitely shoots the highest! While the kids were outside, we then made snow using polymers and water! The kids loved it!! Last, but not least, was the pinata! In my opinion, the pinata is the biggest waste of $35 because there is never enough candy and someone always cries, but for some reason the kids love and insist on it anyway!! At the very end, we had cake and cupcakes! It was Sydney’s turn to cry and pout over the pinata, so she didn’t make it to the picture and neither did Keaton because he was asleep, but we got most of the gang. Happy birthday Colin! We love you!!