The Dissolving Egg – An Easy STEM Project For Christmas – Channel Mum

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STEM acitivities are the hot new thing in education, with thousands of Pinterests boards now dedicated to these kid-friendly projects. But you don’t have to go out and buy lots of fancy new toys to jump on the STEM bandwagon.

This tutorial, featuring Blue Peter’s Konnie Huq, will show you how to create a dissolving egg with just a few simple ingredients. Say goodbye to spending £60 on ‘L.O.L Suprises’ – this is a much more cost effective alternative, and it lets your kids get involved in the actual creation process.

Huge thanks to the Institution of Engineering & Technology for bringing this video to life!

Watch Katy and Konnie discuss STEM toys on Facebook live

Don’t forget to check out our boredom busters page for loads more ideas to keep the little ones entertained this Christmas

What Is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and it applies to toys and activities that focus on getting little fingers into problem-solving and experimentation. It has become a full on trend this year as more and more parents have seen the value in getting their children involved in all things science and tech.

How To Make Your Dissolving Egg

1) Add glitter to baking soda, mix thoroughly.
2) Add 2 tbsp of citric acid, then 1 tsp of oil and mix well. This should make a dry and crumbly dough that sticks together if you press it. If it won’t stick, then add more oil a tiny bit at a time.
3) Press the mixture around your small toy until you have formed a good sized egg. Set aside to dry overnight (at least 10 hours).
4) When you are ready to hatch the eggs, simply place in a tray or bathtub and add water!

Taking part in this video:

Konnie Huq

Production music by www.epidemicsound.com