Here is Miss Lily Onion Head! Isn’t she lovely? We named her Lily because onions are in the lily family (Allium cepa).
We just stuck a large sweet onion in a pot of soil and kept the soil moist to get her crazy hair to grow (Ha, or you can just let it sit in the vegetable bowl for a few weeks).
We came across this fun little tongue twister about Miss Lily Onion Head….try to say it 3x fast, we had trouble just saying it ONCE!
I have the girls record their information by writing the name, symbol and atomic number on a new sheet of paper for each element. I also had them color in the sulfur space on the table, to get a free periodic table to color go here.
You can learn more about the history and medicinal value of the onion by a visit here.
You can learn to do natural dyes with onion skins by visiting here. We are going to save this activity for April when we dye our Easter eggs using nature.
1. Adjust oven racks to lower-middle and upper-middle positions and heat oven to 450 degrees. Place 1/4 cup flour in shallow baking dish. Beat egg and buttermilk together in medium bowl. Whisk remaining 1/4 cup flour, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into buttermilk mixture. Pulse saltines and chips together in food processor until finely ground and place in separate shallow baking dish.
There are many other things you can do with sulfur, you can even visit my post “Skunked Again.” Skunks and humans also carry sulfur in their bodies. Enjoy!