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Brush Bots

Posted on November 21, 2011. Filed under: SWEET Projects |

Brush Bots ( also called Bristle Bots) are great little robots to build with groups of children in the 2nd – 4th grade age range.  Pictures and ordering information can be found at the following websites.




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SWEET Lip Balm

Posted on October 2, 2011. Filed under: SWEET Projects |


  • 1 teaspoon petroleum jelly
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 drop flavoring*


Add several tablespoons of pre-sweetened Kool-Aid (in the flavor or your choice)  to one cup of hot water to make a very thick concentrate


Add all ingredients to a Ziploc bag, seal and mix by hand.

When mixed, cut a small corner from the bag.

Squeeze the mixture into a lip balm container and let it sit for a few hours.

WARNING:  Since petroleum jelly melts just above body temperature, containers will leak when in your pocket unless the seal is good.

 Peppermint Lip Balm for Holiday Gifts:


Lip Balm Containers and Tubes:

Travel-sized containers, bead containers, and new paint-by-number type containers work.

Containers are also available at the following website:


Lip Balm Science and Experiments:


Cosmetic Chemistry Links  

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