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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DNA bracelets and Van Gogh

DNA bracelets. (Click on "Wear a Chimp on Your Wrist")
I love incorporating crafts into Science. 

You'll need:
Pony Beads (your choice of colors).
Dental Floss.
A bit of patience.  

Assign colors to your bases.
We used:
(G)uanine- purple
(T)hymine- pink
(C)ytosine- yellow
(A)denine- green

Bases always match up like this:
A - T.
T - A.
G - C.
C - G.

Once you decide which DNA (M made a bracelet with the code from a Monarch Butterfly and K made one with the code from a Sunflower.) you will use you can start stringing beads!
(ex. If your particular DNA starts with an A you will put a green bead on your first strand and a pink bead (for the T) on your other strand.  Then continue until your strands are long enough to fit around your wrist.)

*The DNA codes are listed on the link above.  Be sure to click on "Wear a Chimp Around your Wrist."*

Tie the strands together and you're done!

Inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers.


(We use The World's Greatest Artists Unit Studies from Confessions of a Homeschooler.)



Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori, I love the DNA bracelets. That's such a fun idea. I want to make one too :)
Katie's picture is beautiful. You must frame it and put it on your wall. It's really lovely.
Have a good weekend.

April said...

You come up with some of the cutest ideas, Lori! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks, Lindsay! I thought Katie did a wonderful job and she was so pleased.:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

April- I can't take credit for these crafts but they sure were fun!:) Thanks for stopping by! Lori

val said...

what a great project..and those smiles make me think it must have been fun making them!