Making Glass

We love learning about what things are made of and today we decided to learn about glass.

There’s a place near us where they make glass things and they let you watch them. We went along. Here’s a man working with glass:

Glass Blowing

Working with really hot glass.

Glass is heated up in a furnace until it is so hot it glows red. Then you can do all sort of things with it, like blow into it to make it bigger or pull it into different shapes.

When we got home we watched a few videos of people making amazing things with glass. We really liked this video of a man called Bill Gudenrath making a fish:

  • Louise

    I’ve always been fascinated by how they make glass for windows by blowing it. I thought the girls might enjoy this short film http://vimeo.com/28656293.