I was trying to find a recipe I could use to produce a chemical reaction for the Mad Scientist contest and the chemical reaction contest. I came across this one and thought is was interesting. For this tutorial I will be making Plastic milk.
This recipe came from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIvAl4lu1uA.
It is very helpful to view this video so you can see the process of making plastic milk.
It is a quick and easy project.
Pour the milk into the pan and heat on stove. Do not boil! Heat until almost too hot to touch but not boiling
Remove from the stove:
Place the shapes on the plate lined with wax paper:
Please note: I made a ball because they mentioned it was rubbery and I thought I would see if it bounced. We will see.
This list is very long.
I can't wait until the paint dries so I can create something that I will post here when it is done.
This was a fun experiment. It would make a great craft project for the family.
What I did was turn milk into a solid through a chemical reaction known as a polymer molecule strand.
The individual protein strands within the milk and the vinegar solidified making plastic.
The plastic is based on a protein called casein - adding the acid causes it to unfold from its usual tangled form,and change into longer sections, which are the lumps that are removed to form the ball .
Casein-plastic used to be used to make shirt buttons.
Some cheeses (like the processed cheese slices) are made in a very similar way, so can be genuinely called "plastic cheeses".
I Painted the shapes thinking I would glue them on boxes for embellishments or make jewelry. I am very happy with the results.
Thanks you for stopping by and please check back soon as I am working on some interesting things to share.
Have a nice day!