Horrible Science Really Rotten Experiments
Really Rotten Experiments kit had many of the features of the Horrible series: poo, farts, trumps , vomit and stinky smells. Always a winner with boys, the first activities that my son Joe gravitated towards were to make a poo (out of plaster of Paris, to be painted in poo colours later), play with and learn about the fart pot and make the cockroach soap.
We did the sick stomach experiment, but Joe who is a bit squeamish found this a bit much. In fact it was only banana, vinegar and bicarb of soda fizzing out of the replica stomach. I've seen worse on a night out!
I disagreed with one of the experiments, making a seriously stinky sandwich. It was to be made of mustard, onion and stilton cheese. Personally this sounded quite a tasty combination to me, (light on the mustard, but with a bit of rocket on artisan bread ). It claimed that this sandwich would make you want to throw up! Not a good message to children in my view!
A number of experiments are yet to be completed, but these require a friend. They are the less messy ones mysterious mirror writing, weird walking water and double trouble.
The instructions were very cautious about safety, and a pair of goggles were included in the Really Rotten Experiments kit..
Joe (ten) says:
The instructions were really easy to follow. I thought the kit was fun. I am going to keep the cockroach soap and take it on my next school trip. I am going to use the fake poo to trick Dad into thinking that the cat has done a poo in the living-room, and listen out for the ranting and raving! I will try some of the other experiments when a friend comes round. They sound fun too.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Galt Really Rotten Experiments is available from Amazon and Galt Toys.