Some magazine I read (Family Fun? Family Circle? Something) had a kid’s science project in it this month that seemed really neat to me.
All you do it take heavy cream, pour it into a container, and shake. First you’ll get whipped cream, then after about ten minutes, you’ll get butter. No joke.
Ten minutes is a lot longer than you think it is. A lot. My arms went numb. We decided to fling and roll the container (we used a Ziploc container and closed it REALLY tight).
I thought you had to have special apparatus to make butter. Like a churn. And it probably helps if you’re like…Amish.
But you can do it in a regular old ziploc container!
Since I can’t remember which magazine, here’s the PBS Kids version. I wouldn’t give your kids a glass jar, but other than that, it’s the same.