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Making your own butter


How yummy is butter? Especially on a piece of toast in winter!

Cheese and butter are Elva's speciality!

Did you know you can make your own butter at home and all it takes is a little bit of shaking?

What you’ll need:

- a glass jar with a lid

- heavy whipping cream

- a strainer

- a pinch of salt

- some bread to try your butter with!


1) Fill your glass jar half way with cream and screw the lid on

shake, shake, shake!

shake, shake, shake!

2) Shake the jar really hard, this will take about 20 minutes so you might want to take turns with your parents or friends!

3) Once a lump has formed pour the mixture into a strainer to get rid of the buttermilk

4) Rinse your butter lump under cold water and place back into the jar, add a little salt and mix gently

5) Spread your butter on the bread

6) Eat!

Did you know?

That butter is made from milk, but do you know where milk comes from?

From a cow!

Magic ice cubes


Can you get an ice cube out of water without getting your hands wet?


- Salt

- Drinking glass

- Water

- Length of string

- Ice cubes

The experiment steps:

1) Fill the glass with water

2) Place an ice cube in the glass

3) Dangle the end of the string on the ice cube

4) Keeping the string still sprinkle some salt on the ice cube and wait a few minutes

5) Now lift the string and watch as the ice cube comes with it!

You’ve gotten the ice cube out without getting wet!

Why did it happen?

So why did the ice cube magically stick to the string? Well its not magic at all, salt freezes to ice helping to make objects stick to it.

That’s why in winter it’s always a good idea to sprinkle salt on icey steps because it will stop you from slipping when you walk.