Monday, May 03, 2010

Cool Field Trip

What a blast! Last night Twyla invited the kids and I to go with her to Star Bright Glass. Jim had found this place. It's a glass making/blowing factory. They'd been told that during Golden Week, you could bring kids in and he'd teach them to blow glass - at a discount.  It wasn't cheap - but it was GREAT fun.

Nolan, Stacia,  and Zander chose to come. We were able to ride in one car. Several had a turn. We went to lunch and came back and finished.

Very hot oven

Red hot - 1000*  hot glass...water, paper and sparks everywhere....

"Stacia" made a glass float.

Zander's Turn - he loved helping

Zander was a bit worried that the man misunderstood that he wanted to make a CUP.

Zander (Alexander) was thrilled when the gentlemen asked if his name was Alexander. He said that this technique was created 2,000 years ago by a Roman named Alexander.

We headed for lunch. Note: if there are tentacles in your roll, it's best to beware.

Nolan takes a shot at glass blowing

The gentleman told Nolan that the double line he got was "unusual". This will be a pretty cup too.

The only bummer is that we couldn't bring these home. We'll have to go back on Friday.

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Michael said...

Wow, that really is cool. I got to go to a glass factory in Hungary, but we could only stand by and watch.


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I was surprised that they let little ones in around all the whirring machines, belts, hot ovens and melted glass...only two of us at a time...but wow. I don't know that you'd do this stateside....liability.

Janette said...

That is one field trip I would have really enjoyed!

Cynthia said...

FUN! We went to a glass blowing exhibit when we were in Williamsburg. We didn't get to make anything, but it was sure fun to see how the glass is made.

Renee said...

My kids did some things in Thailand that never would the US scared of lawsuits permit - riding on a water buffalo, harvest rice in a paddy

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It WAS a great opportunity...and yes, Renee, I keep thinking the same thing...One thing our older kids said when they visited is "parks where a child could get hurt". LOL I mean zip lines, roller slides etc.