Doug made the cage and the plan was for Matthew to paper mache the volcano together
For some reason, tho, he just did NOT want to do it. He was really fussy and whiny about it, so Evelyn and I just went ahead and did it. We had fun at least!
Matthew wanted to be in a picture with the final product. :) To his defense, he woke up a few hours after going to bed with a high fever. That probaby explains some of the fussiness. Poor buddy. Thankfully it was short lived.
After the paper mache was set, it was time to paint! Matthew had SO much fun with this part, and did quite a good job, too, with only a little help from daddy!
Then it was time for explosives....sort of! Doug used saw dust and an air compressor to simulate an eruption. Matthew thought it was brilliant and was happy to help as much as he could!
Doug filmed Matthew talking about and "setting off" the volcano and then edited it to make a looping video to run on the tablet at the science fair itself.
My boy at the fair. His "booth" got a lot of attention and was a fan favorite for the entire science fair. We are so proud of him for all of the work he put into his project and for learning lots and having fun along the way!!