With fall approaching and school starting (or has already started depending upon where you live) your children will most likely become sad and lethargic as they fondly remember those summer days of sleeping in and playing all day without a care in the world.
To counteract the impending depression and bitterness that Core Curriculum brings to a child (and their parents) here’s a fun project that will remind them that the coming cool days of fall does not have to be devastating, but filled with the smell of rotting apples which resemble shrunken heads.
All you need are a few apples that no one eats anyway, an imagination, a razor or Xacto knife (you might want to help small kids with this project otherwise they will just run around slicing their siblings into ribbons like a serial killer) and about a week.
It’s the perfect way to spend some quality, albeit, gross, time with your offspring while teaching them about the science of oxidation and decay.
After the break is a pictorial about how this project will progress.
|Cut a weird face into the apple with the razor/knife. You don’t have to go very deep, just enough so that the cuts allow air to penetrate the skin.|
|And there you have it, grossness.|