Plastic From Milk Models

45 Minutes | All | Indoors

Make plastic from milk models

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Plastic From Milk Models

45 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • 1 glass of milk
  • Microwave and microwaveable container
  • Heat-resistant cup or mug
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • Paper towels
  • Optional: food coloring, glitter, and markers

  1. Add 4 teaspoons of white vinegar to the heat resistant mug
  2. Heat a glass of milk until steaming on the stove or in the microwave
  3. Pour the hot milk into the mug with the vinegar
  4. (When the hot milk is added to the vinegar, the milk should form white clumps (curds))
  5. Mix the mug of hot milk and vinegar slowly with a spoon for a few seconds
  6. Use a spoon to scoop out the curds once the milk and vinegar mixture has cooled a bit
  7. (Tilt the spoon against the inside of the mug to let the excess liquid drain out while retaining the curds in the spoon)
  8. Collect as many curds as possible and drop them on top of a stack of two paper towels
  9. Fold up the sides of the paper towels and press down on the curds to absorb excess liquid
  10. Knead all of the curds together into a ball of dough
  11. Add food colouring, glitter, or other decorations can be added to the wet casein plastic dough
  12. Mould into any shape you want to and leave to dry for 48h

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