Author Archives: Adrian

Ice Dragon Eggs

Yesterday Mom was freezing balloons full of water to make ice candles so I decided to try a experiment. I took two water balloons and filled one up with hot water and the other with cold water and then put them in the freezer overnight. I had hoped that one ball would be clearer then the other. The experiment did not work how I wanted to though. When I removed the balloons from around the ice they looked very much alike. They were also frozen through so Mom could not put candles in them, then I had a idea.

I recently had a science experiment where I put salt on ice and the salt melted part of the ice. So I put some food coloring on top of the ice balls and then added salt. They were easy to make and looked like a ice dragon’s eggs. If you want to make some you will need:

  • Balloons, any type (I used water balloon size)
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Food coloring, liquid or solid (“icing colors”), any colors
  • A plastic knife if using solid food coloring
  • Salt
  1. Fill up balloons with water until desired size.
  2. Place in the freezer or outside (when weather is below freezing) overnight or longer until frozen through.
  3. Over a sink cut the balloons and peel the balloon pieces off the ice.
  4. If using liquid food coloring carefully drip desired colors around the top of the ice egg. (I think this will work)
  5. If using solid food coloring spread desired colors around the top of the ice egg with a plastic knife.
  6. Sprinkle salt on top of the ice egg.
  7. Let sit for a few minutes then put outside if cold enough or in the freezer on a pan and enjoy them.

Sledding fun

Brotherly love

A while ago we went sledding with Mark. After he went back to school we went sledding again. Both times were a lot of fun!

We also took our small snowboard and played with that a little

Rufus and Friends

I have been growing garlic and onion in the house so that when it gets warmer I can replant them. The onion’s name is Rufus. The garlic on the far left is Gargon, on the near right of him is Wevil and Mite. The leaf on the right is Betle

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Today I made caramel popcorn with pretzels and M&Ms. Here is the link to the recipe. This is the first time I made caramel corn by myself.

Using a little more then a 1/4 cup of unpopped kernals and popping it makes just about 8 cups popped popcorn. It was good, but next time we make caramel corn we just want to make it with pretzels and M&Ms.

Duopersonality

The other day I made a robot out of some KNEXs, a few household supplies, a two-color LED, and some electronics.

The KNEX motor turns the wheels making the robot move. Adjusting the switch on top of the robot makes the LED turn red or green. Later I may add a third option that makes the light mix the red and green light together to make yellow.

Butterfly Horror Movies

Starring The One & Only Bob The Butterfly and also Audrey McGuire In;

Coming Soon to Milkweed Theaters Near You

Starring: Bob the Butterfly & Audrey McGuire. Co-Starring: Bob the Caterpillar, Megan McGuire, Bob the Black Swallowtail, Joyce McGuire, Ophryocystis Eleckroscirrha, Andrea McGuire & Chalcid the Wasp. Produced By; McGuire TV. Director; Adrian McGuire.

Limericks

For school I had to write a few limericks.

A lady once loved a great knight
And he had a dragon to fight
First the dragon did wheeze
Then he let off with a sneeze
Anyone want a crunchy knight?

There was a dragon and a knight
Add a princess and a big fight
A shield and a fire
Now things are most dire
Figure it out before tonight.

I once had this question most dire
Add a dragon and a sire
So I took a long walk
And I thought, and I thought
Was the knight tested by fire?

Then for a challenge I had to write a limerick that was not funny.

I fear this limerick is sad
Of nothing I have to be glad
I cry and I weep
Untill I fall asleep
Because I have been bad

Haiku

For school I had to write a couple haiku’s

Winds howl outside the cave
Inside the cave's mouth
A dragon sleeps peacefully
The dark cave is bitter cold
The dragon chatters
And then creates a fire
A dog sniffs the autumn air
And then it howls
A dragon soars in the wind