Christmas Yarn Ornaments: How does static electricity work?
Have you ever pulled a sweater over your head only to look in the mirror and find that your hair is sticking straight up?! This is caused by static electricity. Static is more prevalent in the winter time because the air is usually drier than in other seasons.
Less humidity = more static. More humidity = less static.
Check out the link below for an in-depth explanation of what static electricity is.
Check out one of our blogs on static electricity here to try other fun science experiments:
YOU WILL NEED:
- Yarn (any color)
- School Glue (Elmer’s works great)
- Balloons (water balloon size works well)
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until you are done creating as many ornaments as you want! Leave them to dry overnight.
12. In the morning, use a pin to pop the balloons. You are left with a cool homemade yarn ornament!
All images taken by Maddie Van Beek