Rocket Balloons

Science Experiment

A fun activity that can be done with children of any age.

You will need:

2 balloons

2 paper clips

2 straws


sticky tape/masking tape


And plenty of Space



Measure out two long pieces of string, make sure they are of equal lengths. Thread on a straw on each piece. We taped our string from one end of the room to the other but you can use be more precise in your measurements and use 2 chairs measuring out a specific length.


Blow up the balloons and twist the ends and attach a paper clip to stop the air from escaping. Attach the balloons to the straws by using some sticky tape.


Carefully remove the paper clips and let the balloons go together. Watch how far they travel.


Get ready for take off!

By using different shaped and sized balloons, you will be able to rate what balloons travels the furthest and quickest. The air inside the balloon in under pressure causing the balloon to expel it and pushing the balloon the other way, like a rocket!




Cravendale Epic Straw Challenge

My boys love a glass of milk especially when it has that funny powdery stuff mixed into that changes the colour slightly and tastes very yummy No! what you like! I mean Milkshake! I don’t need to push them into drinking milk as they already know how important it is to have an intake of calcium to acheive healthy strong bones and healthy teeth. Adequate Calcium can decrease a child’s chance of getting osteoporosis later on in their adult life.

The recommended intake for :-

1 to 3 years old — 700 milligrams of calcium daily

4 to 8 years old — 1000 milligrams

9 to 18 years old — 1,300 milligrams

Cravendale have come up with a fabulous new way of making sure our children get the appropriate calcium intake they need by making it fun to drink.

Be a Milk magician with EPIC STRAWS!

Get 10 Epic Straws Codes and redeem The Secret Slurper

Once you have Collected The secret slurper you can then go on to collect the other two!

Get 10 more codes and then choose your set

There are three Epic straw sets to collect The Secret Slurper, The Cereal Snaffler and The Bottle Burglar. Each one comes with an easy to follow picture instruction sheet that is colourful and simple to look at, with step by step pictures it won’t be long until you have built your creation and are ready for your calium intake with Cravendale.

Let The Slurping Commence!

Putting together the Secret Slurper

The Boys had lots of fun with the straws and easily drank a whole glass of milk each! Even daddy had to have a go as he can never miss out on any fun activity the boys are involved in. All i could hear was “It’s my turn now” “You’ve drunk all the milk” “Let me have a go now” and lots of giggles so i know that they really enjoyed it. They are pretty much hands on boys and like to design and build things together, they are forever in there bedroom building the next big thing with the lego or gluing things together to make new buildings or trains, so i set them a task to build a new Epic Straw set!

This is what jak came up with!

He is very proud of his little creation and calls it The Super Spy Set as he says that you can look through it like binoculars while drinking at the same time.

Why not join in on the fun and sign up with Cravendale, save the voucher codes on their 2 litre bottles and get slurping yourselves, you will never want to drink milk normally again!

Thank you to Britmums for sending us our Epic Straws to test out 🙂


Cornflour Slime

The boys have been making slime at home today, experimenting with the touch and playing and having fun!

This is a great activity to do with children of all ages, I doubt that there is any child or adult that will enjoy playing with the slime.

What you will need

Box of cornflour

Water in a jug

Food colouring of your choice
We used green to look like slime

Plastic tray or a plastic tub



Put your cornflour into a tray

Add some food colouring to the water

Gently and slowly add the coloured water to the tray of cornflour an mix with a spoon, add small amounts at a time as you don’t want the mixture to be too watery. Once all combined get your hands in!

Now your ready to play!

Is the mixture a solid or a liquid?
The boys say both.

Roll the cornflour slime into a ball – it becomes a solid mass, once you stop it becomes slime
Try Tapping, punching, rolling it, running your fingers through it and letting your hand sink in it
What happens?

The boys play with this for hours and never seem to bore of it, it can become messy but once it is dry the slime can be easily swept off of the floor and wiped away from sides. It is easy to wash off of your hands and clothes and is non-toxic, so it makes fabulous play for the younger ones. It is non sticky and can be stored away in the tub in the fridge ready to be played with the next day.



Why don’t you try it at home and don’t forget to let me know how you get on !

Thank you for reading 🙂