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How to Create Sugar Art
|This sugar- bottle art uses an empty plastic tube.
Want to make art in a bottle that is sweet to eat?
- Youll need:
Bottles Plastic bottles are best because they dont break. Save empty soda bottles, syrup bottles or water bottles. Just make sure theyre clean. Keep the bottle caps, too.
Sugars A sugar rainbow exists at your grocery store: granulated white sugar, powdered sugar, multi-colored sprinkles, cake-decorating sugars in yellow, red, green and blue. Moreover, you have choices galore in the brown spectrum. Theres brown sugar (both light and dark), raw sugar, granulated-date sugar, plus flavored sugars like cocoa, cinnamon, chocolate peanut and apple pie.
A funnel either plastic or metal with 1/4" to 1/2" tip opening
1. Set out your sugars in a row. Place the funnel in the empty plastic bottle and pour in your first color, then another color, and another on top of that in thicknesses of your choosing. Make your layers as thick as you like. This is art, sweet art. Do as you please.
2. Remember! You can make your own colors. Red and yellow make orange, right? Blue and yellow make green. Mix white sugar with a color sugar to create a lighter shade. Your sugar palette is bounded only by your imagination.
|This sugar- bottle art uses an old water bottle.
3. When youve filled your bottle to the top, screw on the cap.
4. Place your sugar art bottle on the mantle. Admire. If you have utilitarian tendencies, place your art bottle on the breakfast table, where you can sprinkle it on your cereal.
Create new directions, new themes. If you are not planning to sprinkle your art on toast or cereal, jazz it up with salt, red pepper, black pepper or spices (like oregano, nutmeg or curry powder). Why not bottle art for the greenhouse made up of various seeds and potting soil? Or a flour- art bottle for the kitchen? Do you know how many different flours there are? Soy, corn, buckwheat, millet, bulgar, graham, whole wheat, rice (white and brown), rye, wheat bran, bakers yeast and more. Beautify your home with flour power!
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Friday, January 9
Do You Have a Dream? Can You Write a Poem?
Thru Jan. 31-Remember the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Americas greatest civil rights leader as you read the poetry of local kids on display. Southern Community Center, Appeal Ln., Lusby: 410/586-1101.
Looney Tune Breakfast
Kids ages 2-5 sit down to breakfast of eggs and bacon with tunes & games. 10am-Noon @ Southern Community Center, Appeal Ln., Lusby. $5. 410/586-1101.
Teen Fashion Show
Teens 13-19 dress in your funky urban gear and strut your stuff in this fashion show. 7:15pm @ Southern Community Center, Appeal Ln., Lusby. 410/586-1101.
Teen New Years Dance
High school students dance to go-go bands.
9pm-midnight @ Southern Community Center, Appeal Ln., Lusby: 410/586-1101.
Saturday, January 10
Your Turn to Get Tangled in Charlottes Web
Jan 10-11-Become a member of The Childrens Theater of Annapolis and audition for the stage production of Charlottes Web, the classic book about a spider, a pig and friendship, to run March 12-21. Kids between 8-14 come prepared to sing, dance and read. 1pm @ Bay Head Park @ 1661 Bay Head Road, Arnold. $10: 410/757-2281 www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.
Create a Science Journal
Learn to chronicle what you, hear and smell in a nature journal. Ranger Wendy teaches you how to keep track of your outdoors experiences. Bring a spiral notebook. 11am @ Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena. rsvp: 410/222-6248.
Ranger Brian teaches how to raise chickens. From egg to adulthood, the 50 chickens of Kinder Farm are yours to learn from. 1pm @ Kinder Farm Park, Kinder Farm Rd., Millersville. rsvp: 410/222-6115.
Join the Young Salts
Youngsters 4-6 meet twice a month for fun while learning about the Bay. 10am @ Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $10 w/discounts. rsvp: 410/326-2042 x 41 www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Sunday, January 11
Work with Sharks
As a junior scientist, you can follow staff of the Baltimore Aquarium as they care for these toothy predators. Then interact with live animals and tour the Rain Forest inside. Ages 8-10. 11am @ Baltimore Aquarium, Inner Harbor, Downtown Baltimore. $25 w/discounts. rsvp: 410/727-fish www.aqua.org.