Pinterest Bustin’

Pinterest Bustin’: Glow-in-the-dark jars

Pinterest Bustin’: Glow-in-the-dark jars

Today we are talking about glow jars. Or fairy jars, star jars, constellation jars…whatever y’all call them in your neck of the woods. There are a gazillion pins on Pinterest that explain how to make these jars, but it usually boils down to two main […]

How to Remove Sharpie from All the Things

How to Remove Sharpie from All the Things

There’s a little something floating around Pinterest that tells you all the magical ways to remove permanent (Sharpie) marker from different surfaces. It looked like just the thing for the Pinterest Busters to test. Removing Sharpie from clothing using hand sanitizer? One of our Pinterest […]

How To Cut Glass With Yarn

How To Cut Glass With Yarn

Rumor has it that you can cut glass with yarn by soaking a piece of yarn in nail polish remover, tying it around a glass bottle, and lighting the yarn on fire. Let’s just see about that. Materials Needed to Cut Glass With Yarn: – […]

Will Vicks in a Wax Tart Warmer Relieve Congestion?

Will Vicks in a Wax Tart Warmer Relieve Congestion?

  My kids are, and always have been, crazy for Vicks. According to them, Vicks is the miracle cure for everything. If they could eat it with a spoon, they probably would. On the other hand, I don’t much care for Vicks, but I am […]

How to Make a Chocolate Bowl with a Balloon

How to Make a Chocolate Bowl with a Balloon

What could be better than a bowl made out of chocolate? That’s what went through my mind when someone told me you can supposedly dip a balloon in chocolate, let it harden, pop the balloon, and be left with an amazing bowl of yum to […]

Will Coke Dissolve a Tooth? (and Other Coke Experiments)

Will Coke Dissolve a Tooth? (and Other Coke Experiments)

You’ve heard about the many supposed things you can do with Coke, all based upon the fact that it will eat away at just about everything in existence. But we Hmmmschoolers don’t like to take anyone’s word for anything. We’re all about testing the truth, […]

Pinterest Bustin’: Homemade paint

Pinterest Bustin’: Homemade paint

My Pinterest Bustin’ guys love finding pins to bust. Especially when they are ones that look oh-so-perfect, like this one: Aw, who can’t resist paint that looks this awesome! The pin asks you to mix equal parts flour, salt, and water. I’m not sure what […]

Pinterest Bustin’: Ice Cream Bread

Pinterest Bustin’: Ice Cream Bread

When my Pinterest Bustin’ sons heard about a recipe for ice cream bread, I knew it would be on our list to try. I mean, anything with ice cream has to be a hit. Right? It’s a simple recipe containing just two ingredients: 1 1/2 […]

Pinterest Bustin: Frozen Colored Water Balloons

Pinterest Bustin: Frozen Colored Water Balloons

Pinterest Busters take full advantage of the temps plumetting in Minnesota. At  -15, it’s time to bust some cold weather pins. Like this one: “In the winter, fill balloons with water and food coloring, freeze, cut the balloons off and use as decoration.” Picture from […]

Pinterest Bustin’: Making hardboiled eggs…in the oven

Pinterest Bustin’: Making hardboiled eggs…in the oven

Wouldn’t it be easy if you could make hardboiled eggs in the oven instead of having to deal with all that boiling water? Yes, it would be easier. And such is the claim floating around Pinterest. So the Pinterest Busters got to work trying to […]

Pinterest Bustin’: Will Pop Rocks and Soda Pop Blow Up a Balloon?

Pinterest Bustin’: Will Pop Rocks and Soda Pop Blow Up a Balloon?

A friend told me that you can blow up a balloon with Pop Rocks and soda pop. Oh really? Sounds like time for a little Pinterest Bustin’. The theory is that if you put a balloon on top of a bottle of soda pop that […]

Homeschool Science: Will a crayon burn for 30 minutes?

Homeschool Science: Will a crayon burn for 30 minutes?

My boys love Pinterest.Why? They see pins of “great, workable ideas”…and then they see if they can disprove them. Yes, my boys consider themselves to be Pinterest Busters. Our latest Pinterest busting adventure came after the boys saw the claim that in an emergency, a […]