Friday, April 17, 2009
Gerrick has wanted this Playmobil set for some time now. He doesn't really care about the dinosaurs; he has plenty of cheap dinosaurs that he enjoys. What he's been craving is that volcano. I'm a big fan of Playmobil. We have a lot of their toys, and their customer service is amazing! But there is absolutely no way I'm paying $39.99 for this particular set. So today after discussing how many weeks' allowance he would have to save to buy it himself, he scratched it off his wish list, and we made our own. I'm sure there are many ways to make a fancier volcano. I just grabbed what we had on hand: a lid to a 5-gallon bucket with a peanut butter jar hot-glued to it and air-drying clay...
...and of course, baking soda and vinegar.
He agreed that this is much cooler than a piece of plastic that lights up. :)