Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How Lip Balm Is Made

I really love experiments that makes us aware of our chemical senses. My two Making obsessions right now are making Do It Yourself Kits and Hands On Learning Kits. I put together a lip balm making activity to find out if it would be worth it to make a  boxed DIY Lip Balm Kit. I set this activity up for children who were between the ages of 6- 16, and they all enjoyed it for hours. I simply put the materials out on the table, and asked  if anyone wanted to make lip balm, they said  "Yes" and then I told them "Great- the stuff to make it is on the table".  Yes, it would of been easier to just give the kids the directions on How to Make Lip Balm, but I aim to involve discovery in our experiments.


They measured, read the labels on the ingredients, sniffed a lot, licked their lips, and made a whole lot of concoctions! When it was all done and over they knew how to make lip balm,, their way and that was the point. Success!


  1. LOVE the tablecloth and the lip balm....we may need to do this project too ... thanks for sharing :)

  2. This looks like so much fun! We will have to try!

  3. This was a lot of fun! My mom brought the tablecloth from Target around Valentine's Day. I am boy and liked doing this too. Thank you guys for leaving a comment!