Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Making Reindeer Fly (with Christmas science)


According to the movie Elf, reindeer need a good dose of Christmas cheer in order to fly.

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Arthur Christmas uses magic dust mined from the aurora borealis.

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But, we've found it really only takes...


...a little bit of...


...static electricity...


...to make...


...a reindeer fly.


That is assuming your reindeer are made from typing paper (we printed and cut out a reindeer template, in wallet size format, from a Christmas Coma craft), and you have a good dry day.  Electrons build up on the surface of things better when they are insulated by dry air.

Coincidentally, a good dry day is also exactly the sort of day you need for candy making.  So, if the reindeer are really flying, it's time to whip up a plate, or two of peanut brittle (or whatever Christmas candy you happen to have on your list).


 Make hay while the sun shines, and candy while the air is dry.

7 comments:

Ticia said...

Given I recently created brown bits of burned sugar when attempting to caramelize sugar recently, making candy is not on my list of things to do.

But, flying reindeer.... That might be with the vast number of balloons in my house right now.

Jillien said...

how fun! and the brittle looks delicious

Karin Huber said...

Wow! Your flying deers are very cool! The peanut candy looks tasty too. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Ha! Very good! Love the reindeer and the brittle.

kariwhite said...

This is so cool! I know my girls would love making reindeer fly. :)

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Christmas science! Love this!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

I can just imagine Santa doing this with his reindeers :D