Fun activity for you and your crumb-snatchers for St. Patty's Day!
Bear in mind, these pics were taken with a crappy cell phone camera, but if you are like me, directions are clearer along with text. :)
I got this idea from Family Fun magazine and tweaked it a smidge.
First, you will need clear glass ornaments. Since it is late February and Christmas decorations are hard to find, I dug out some old glass balls that were red. I remember stripping color from glass balls when I was younger, so I went the route I knew. Submerge in bleach and water (making sure the solution gets inside the balls as well. Let 'em soak.
I discovered after the red paint was gone that the balls were also coated in silver on the inside, and instead of leaving them clear, they had a gray cast. I braced the balls on top of Mason jars and filled them halfway with ammonia. You want to swish it around a bit and then fill to the top with ammonia. Let them sit.
- 1 Tbs Green fishtank gravel
- Activated carbon (for fishtanks)
- damp soil
- clover (or seeds...but I wasn't patient enough for that!) You can dig up clover patches in your yard.