We are a big fan of the Project Mc2 series here. As Olivia is getting older I am really keen on anything that gets her interested in subjects she wouldn’t normally pick for herself. This is where the Project Mc2 Experiments and dolls come in. Each doll comes with a different and unique experiment. Having already been impressed with McKeyla and her Glitter Glue Tattoo’s this time we are putting Camryn and her nail polish experiment to the test.
If you’ve not come across the Project Mc2 girls before you can catch the show on Netflix and watch them in action. McKeyla McAlister, Adrienne Atoms, Brydon Bandwith, Camryn Coyle and Ember Evergreen are seriously cool and use their love of science and spy skills when undertaking missions for top-secret organisation NOV8!
As girls tend to lose interest in S.T.E.M. subjects around Olivia’s age (11/12) the dolls and characters are a great way of making the subjects more appealing to girls by helping to see them from a different angle. For Olivia, as she loves makeup and doing her nails etc, the experiments so far have really appealed to her and caught her imagination.
It seems only fitting that we try out another experiment this week. British Science Week runs from 9 – 18th March and there are so many events around the country to help inspire young minds to experiment and learn more about how they can be involved in many different ways. Personally, I love the guide on 7 Practical Tips for Parents to Encourage Girls into STEM Subjects. If anything is going to catch Olivia’s attention it will most definitely be in the beauty sector!
Camryn Coyle’s Nail Polish Experiment
Camryn comes dressed in a fabulous outfit. As she is undercover at the Masquerade Prom her outfit is brilliant. Camryn doesn’t only look good, she has a fun experiment too. With the doll you get a set of tools to help you make the nail varnish. However, unlike McKeyla you do need to supply some items yourself. To be honest I was a bit disappointed. I fully expected everything to be included as it was McKeyla.
To complete the experiment you need to have some old eyeshadow you don’t use anymore. Clear nail varnish and nail varnish remover. Olivia needed no help to get started. You may want to supervise younger kids, especially around the nail varnish and nail varnish remover. I definitely recommend using the clear nail varnish if you can and not just grabbing a colour. This is because you can see the experiment working better and the changes. Be warned it will get a little bit messy!
Olivia used 2 different colours from our eyeshadow palette to create her chosen colour.
With little hammer and tool supplied she carefully crushed the colours together as per instructions. The next step was to use the funnel to add the powder to the clear nail varnish. With a little shake, the powder mixed and you could see it change colour as the experiment worked. The only thing left was for Olivia to try it out. On me!
Watching the nail varnish change colour was pretty cool. Olivia was definitely impressed.
At £24.99 the Project Mc2 Experiments and dolls, for me, have that little something extra. I love that they come with an experiment and the instructions are always easy to follow. If you would like to encourage your children to learn more about STEM subjects this could be the thing to capture their imagination.
Camyrn’s Nail Polish Experiment and Doll is available to buy from Amazon for £24.99