Valentines Day is the perfect time to treat your kids to not only a fun sweet treat but a creative one as well with Glee Gums fun make your own kits.
Connect kids to the global community by tracing the origins of raw materials we encounter in our daily lives. Our gum kit uses natural chicle. Our chocolate kit includes organic cocoa butter from Costa Rica, and the gummy kit contains carrageenan made from seaweed from the Philippines.
Create something exciting and delicious. At Verve, we believe people learn by doing. By creating delicious edible treats with our kits, kids also create connections to each other, between various fields of studies, and to other communities and cultures.
Captivate kids’ interest. Kids have always loved to stir, mix, touch and taste our great activity kits. Now children can make yummy treats while learning about: the rainforest, ethnobotany, chemistry, mathematics and measurement, ecology and environmental issues, home economics, nutrition, the oceans and more!
They offer three kits:
The secret to the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit is chicle, the sap of the sapodilla tree that grows in the rainforests of Central America. This all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly activity kit comes with pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Kids aged 8 and up get a real kick out of making gum from scratch; younger children enjoy it too, with parental supervision! Each kit makes enough for 50 pieces, in cherry and cinnamon flavors. Focusing on the history behind and the origin of this sweet treat, the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit is designed to captivate kids’ interest, connect them to the global community, and create something yummy to eat in the process!
Mixing elements of chemistry with world culture and history, this delicious kit contains everything you’ll need to make 8 ounces of dark chocolate. Can be made on the stove or with a microwave – adult supervision is recommended! Great for class room activities, scout troops, birthday parties, home school, or after school. Makes a great gift for kids (ages 8 & up)!
Inside each Make Your Own Chocolate Kits you’ll find: organic cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the story of chocolate.
All you have to do is melt the cocoa butter, add the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir, stir, stir until it cools to the right temperature; add the starter crystals so that the chocolate “tempers,” and enjoy delicious home-made chocolate from scratch! By the way, you also get some cacao beans – we thought you might like to taste a few.
Make your own gummies out of seaweed! Everything you need is included in this kit and it’s easy! You can make your own gummi bears, gummi worms, gummi fish or any other shape. Make gummies on the stove or with a microwave. Great for class room activities, scout troops, birthday parties, home school, or after school groups. Adult supervision is recommended. Makes a great gift for kids (ages 8 & up)!
Inside each Make Your Own Gummies Kit you’ll find: sour mix, colored and flavored sugar, powdered seaweed, seaweed, molding starch, instructions and the story of carrageenan.
All you have to do is wash the seaweed and boil it for a few minutes until the carrageenan is extracted. Then take out the seaweed itself, mix in the sugar, boil it again, pour it in the molds, and then add the sour mix! That’s it – you have made your own yummy gummies!
Stop in at the Glee gum site and see their entire line of products sure to put smiles on your little Valentines this year.
WIN : 24/7 MOMS and Glee Gum are giving away ONE make your own chewing gum kit.
Enter for your chance to win:
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US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on February 14, 2010.
*We received a complimentary chewing gum kit for review no financial compensation was received.