Make your own Chewing Gum ... fun for the whole family.
The chemistry lesson children can chew on! Make your Own Chewing Gum with chicle, the sap of the Sapodilla tree that grows in the rainforests of Central America. Each kit provides valuable background information that connects children to the part of the world where the raw ingredients are produced. Best of all, this activity gets your child away from the television and into the kitchen learning something new. Watch as they beam with pride as they teach themselves how to make their own chewing gum!
Everything you need is included in this kit and it's easy! You can make your own gum on the stove or with a microwave. The kit contains all the materials you need to make tasty cinnamon or peppermint gum. Also included is an informative instruction sheet that discusses green issues and the rain forest as well as low-level science explanations.
Inside each Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit you'll find:
- chewing gum base (containing natural chicle)
- confectioner's sugar
- corn syrup
- natural cinnamon and cherry or peppermint flavors (may vary)
- a pan for softening the chicle gum base
- instructions and the story of chicle.
Great for class room activities, scout troops, home schooling, or after school groups. Makes a great gift for kids or a birthday party! One make your own candy kit would yield enough candy for a birthday party of ten kids. However, if you wanted this to be more of a hands-on activity, you can easily split a larger party into two groups, and give each group of five their own kit to use.
To use: Soften the chicle gum base, either in the microwave or on the stove. Then you add the sugar, corn syrup, and the flavor packets, knead it a little, and WOW! You've made your own gum!
Each Chewing Gum Kit makes 30-50 pieces of gum, depending on how you cut them (rolling them into small gumballs, for example, makes more pieces than cutting them into strips).
Made in the USA. Adult supervision is recommended. Ages 8 & up.