First off, I just want to thank everyone for their sweet comments and concerns for my sister and her family. I have very kind readers--which is really a huge part of why I love to blog. I get to hear thoughts of wonderful people all around the world. Also, I wanted to state that I hope the post came across the way I intended it to—that I am really thankful for great people and great health care despite our trials. And I know that what I have gone through personally does not compare to some of the hard things that some of you have gone through. Like I was saying, I think people are amazing that they can get through some of the things they do! Anyways, thank you for being great!__________________________________________________________________________________
My family is blessed to get along great with Sabra’s family. Our husbands even get along and hang out (on their own!) so it makes for a pretty perfect match. Well, Sabra’s son had an awesome birthday party this week. The theme? Mad Scientist. What a cool theme! And perfect for her adorable son.
So what did we give the birthday boy?
His own “Mad Scientist Experiments” book, complete with 17 different science experiments that I found online (sources listed below).
I made a very simple book cover out of a t-shirt we weren’t going to keep. I used a photo album that holds 4 x 6 photos. If you don’t know where to start for a book cover, I found a tutorial on Prudent Baby here.
For the cover letters, I used my Christmas present from the hubs to cut out the letters and the ink splat from freezer paper. I downloaded the ink splat from the Silhouette website. (I am loving my Silhouette—cutting the freezer paper for stencils has been awesome!)
Along with the book, we gave him some of the supplies asked for in the experiments.
You can click here for the printable file of the experiments, and here for the “mad scientist observation” cards. Each experiment and observation card measures 4 x 6 so you can fit them into a photo album. **I cannot guarantee that all the experiments will work, since I just copied and pasted the experiments.**
More experiments can be added by the Mad Scientist if there are empty slots left in the photo album.
My sources for the experiments I used:
On the awesome invites to the party, Sabra said to come with your best mad scientist hair. They left like this, insisting to wear their church shirts for lab coats:
And came home sporting these incredibly cool glasses:
My kids had a blast! Thanks Sabra!
…psst! Sabra has full details on her blog here!