Science Activities for Kids: How to Make Homemade Butter in 10 Minutes or Less by Gigi Gaggero
Want your kids to contribute to the family meal and learn a little about science in the process? Make butter! Yes, cream turning into butter is science!
Here’s how to do it:
- Add the cream and a marble or two to your mason jar.
- Cover the jar tightly and shake like crazy! (It's all in the wrist!)
- Drain on a paper towel.
- Add salt, to taste.
- Grab the fresh bread and serve!
The time will depend on how much butter you’re making. For a 1/2 cup of cream, it takes about 10 minutes. The liquid will stiffen into whipped cream quickly, then it’ll seem like you’re at a standstill. Keep shaking, and all of a sudden the butter will separate from the water.
*A baby food jar is good for small children and a quart mason jar works well for older kids. Make sure the jar can hold triple the amount of liquid you have. If you want to make butter from a 1/2 cup of cream, you should use a 1-quart mason jar.
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