Oompa Loompa Doompadee Doo…


This week’s elementary science class co-op included a taste of “Willy Wonka-type flowers.” In continuing their studies of insects, the kids made these “flowers” with dish washing scrubbers and then put sugar water into them to attract bees and other creatures.

Beth put Cameron and Dayton’s flowers in with some real plants in our patio. The next day it was so chilly that we didn’t see any creatures buzzing, flying or crawling around outside. So we’ve had no success in attracting anything yet. Oh, except for Kristin’s little 2 year-old boy, Justin. He discovered the sweet water and was observed dipping his finger into them and overheard saying, “Yum!”

Maybe Willy Wonka would have been proud of our “flowers” but this was supposed to be a science experiment!

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3 Responses to Oompa Loompa Doompadee Doo…

  1. Those flowers are awesome! They make great lawn ornaments even without the sugar water…so it’s been cold down your way too? I was pretty cold this morning and supposed to be down to 16 degrees tonight. yikes.

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  2. 16 degrees?!? well it’s cold…but maybe chilly would be a better description. It’s not supposed to be lower than 32 deg. in the coming week or so. By mid-February we should be thinking of “Spring”…or at least warming up for the hotter months of March-May.

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  3. Hey, you have to remember that we poor folks have spent most of our lives in the tropics!!! 16 degrees is like, torture! LOL! We are looking forward to spring this year, already thinking about the garden…some of those oompa flowers might end up out there, too…

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