Eat it! Shake Your Own Butter

Notes: This activity should be conducted outside for easy clean-up.


  • Hard plastic food storage container with a tight-fitting, watertight lid
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 or 3 shakes of salt or other flavoring


  1. Pour the heavy cream into the container, then add your flavoring
  2. Close the lid tightly
  3. Shake!
  4. Observe and take notes, taking a look (and a taste) a couple times along the way.

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  • Use different seasonings

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food and cooking as chemistry

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