model of blood made from candy - i seriously would love to keep this for the lab at work to explain/distract kids while taking their blood.
Human Body: Learning About Blood blood-model = Jar of water dyed yellow: plasma Cheerios: red blood cells. I squirted red food coloring on them while dry and put in a small ziplock bag. Then when they were added to the plasma, they turned the water red (which is why blood looks red—because of the red blood cells) Marshmallows: white blood cells Purple pom poms: platelets
**Please watch, excellent video about Sickle Cell- Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; very enlightening***( If you can donate blood, please do, thanks!)