Thursday, May 31, 2012
buy your kids a blender!
If you have a making, hacking, exploring type of kid, you might want to consider getting them a blender.
My son asked for his own after we attended a paper making co op.
So, we scrounged one up and he went to town making lots and lots of homemade paper. (we actually scrounged up two and took one apart to look at the motor).
And then the projects kept coming.
With a blender my kids have ground up nearly every type of leaf and flower in the yard making potions that went right back in to the yard.
My son also made monster repellant with lots of garlic.
And many, many batches of fruit sorbets have been whipped up for treats.
Of course, you need to feel confident that your children can use a blender safely before you set them loose, or you can supervise them when they feel the need to blend.
It is one of the most open ended toys for older kids I have experienced.
Would you let your kids have a blender? Or do you think I am nutty? (it's ok - I am used to it).