The Perfect Valentine’s Day Party Snack- Plus A Great Science Lesson!

I am thrilled to be working with Stonyfield® Organic Kids® to create this amazing Valentine’s Day party snack! We love Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurt in our home, we go through one or two boxes of the yogurt tubes a week. If you read my last post on Stonyfield® then you already know that they recently completed a sugar reduction across their Stonyfield® Organic Kids® portfolio, featuring between 25% – 40% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt! As a brand that has been trusted for their organic yogurt for 35 years, I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a great Valentine’s Day treat, but how? Well, I figured I would make it into a fun craft, but not just any craft! In our homeschooling house it HAD to have some kind of fun lesson behind it! Today’s lesson? Chromatography- the separation of a mixture.

For this lesson you need:

Mason Jars

Pipe Cleaners

Coffee Filters

Markers (non-permanent)

A Pencil (for writing the color)

Stonyfield® Organic Kids® Tubes

This is so much fun! I remember doing a craft like this when I was in school. Ada loved it just as much as I remember loving it- it’s amazing to watch the colors separate!

The first step is to fill the mason jars with warm water.  Next you will want to draw a circle around the coffee filter where the flat bottom meets the “ruffled” sides and in the center with your pencil draw a letter so you remember which color you started with. Then you will fold it in half twice so you’re left with a cone shape. I kind of fluff it out so it won’t fall into the water. Then you will want to place the filter into the jar so that just the bottom point touches the water- do NOT let the marker meet the water. The colors will start to separate and the result is so beautiful! Our favorites to watch were black and a dark purple!

When the color has fully separated, take the filters out of the jar and lay them flat to dry. Next you will scrunch the filter to make the shape of the butterfly wings. Then you will wrap the pipe cleaner around the front of the yogurt tube and twist in the back. After you do that step place the wings and twist the pipe cleaner behind them and pull them into the shape of the antennae.

Just like that, you’ve learned about chromatography, created a fun craft and are ready to eat a delicious, low sugar, organic snack that is perfect for any Valentine’s Day Party Snack!

Added bonus? When you slide the butterfly off of the yogurt, it becomes a pretty butterfly ring- the kids had so much fun!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids®.

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