Science Toy Report

Published November 9, 2009 by Molly

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There’s something seductive about toys that have to forcefully announce that they are NON-TOXIC. Such is the allure of the Amazing Do-It-Yourself Magic Tree—which, indeed, is a distant cousin of the Magic Garden.

This delightfully bizarre toy involves assembling a cardboard Christmas tree (complete with faux cranberry garland, glitter and gold tree-topper ornament) and squeezing an included “mystery liquid” into the base. In six hours a vibrant chemical fuzz will spread across the branches, replicating the appearance of a healthy Douglas fir. Voila: an economical and festive decoration in less than 360 minutes.

Finally, a culmination of our interests in chemistry, DIY, and the holiday spirit. Next up: Magic Menorahs!

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2 comments so far

  1. JOJO says:

    a wram idea!!!!
    a little mark has seld a kind of tree like you made near our school when im a kid :–)
    that time we named it “snow tree”
    wait for your more good ideasssssss ~~~~