Did your mom ever get mad at you for blowing bubbles in your milk when you were a kid? I remember my mom used to give me a small glass full of milk and a straw to drink it out of. Then she'd sit me down at the kitchen table with an orange, yellow and gold striped place mat (ah, the 80's) and then within a few seconds I'd be busy blowing bubbles in my milk. Tell me you know what I'm talking about, because if you don't, you need to go down to the kitchen right now and pour yourself a glass of milk … [Read more...]
These science experiments are SO COOL and they're really fun to watch!
Make some really cool experiments and learn something in the process. See how science applies to our daily lives at home. You can learn about weather, gravity, earth science and chemistry from your own kitchen.
You don't need a science lab to see science in action! Try these science experiments at home using simple supplies and materials.
This DIY floam was sooooo much fun! And it's made from styrofoam cups! The consistency is squishy and moldable but with a really cool foamy texture. I couldn't believe that my 20 month old happily played with this stuff for almost 45 minutes! And my four year old played with it for over an hour. Even my husband was busy building things with our homemade floam! (He said he was making sure none of it ended up in the kids' mouths, but I think he secretly enjoyed the activity time...) My 4 year … [Read more...]
Are you ready for it? We made an ANTI-GRAVITY galaxy in a bottle!!! That's right, the glitter doesn't fall down, it actually rises up as it settles. Say, what?! I know. It was pretty cool! Not to mention that it was also totally gorgeous! And peaceful. I've been carrying the bottle around for a few days now, shaking it up like a crazy person, and then staring at the amazing galaxy in it as it settles. … [Read more...]
OK guys, before today, I had no idea you could make Metamucil slime, but it is so fun! Seriously, I had no idea this was possible! I was smiling when it came together because the Engineer in me was thinking, "This is SO COOL!" haha That's the dork in me. It's a crazy little science experiment that you can actually play with! And it's perfectly safe to taste test too! (Although, none of us actually tried eating it. It wasn't nearly as tempting as the marshmallow play dough we made last … [Read more...]
These baking soda and vinegar balloons were so much fun! Mix everything together and watch as the reaction creates carbon dioxide and inflates the balloons! As far as science experiments go, this is a pretty simple one. I love that we had all of the materials needed for it at home already, and that it was quick and easy to put together! And on top of that, it was pretty darn cool to watch the balloon inflate all by itself! My kids LOVE balloons. I swear, every time I give them a balloon, they … [Read more...]
7:00am: Mommy, can we do a craft? Me: No. I need to drink my coffee! 8:00am: Mommy, can we do a craft? Me: No, we need to eat breakfast. 9:00am: Mommy, can we do a craft? Me: ...... I've run out of excuses. I guess I'll see what I can come up with. So keep that in mind as you read through this all-over-the-place post. The girls ask me to do crafts ALL. DAY. LONG. I had read instructions for making fireworks in a jar here, and I thought it sounded pretty easy, so I thought, why not? … [Read more...]
I had no idea you could make the bubbles in fizzing lemonade by yourself! But be prepared, because this recipe falls more into the category of "fun experiments for kids" than it falls into the "delicious recipes" category. You can definitely drink it, but it was more about the chemical reaction and making an edible experiment than it was about making delicious lemonade. It was lots of fun though! In this experiment, you take an acid (lemon juice) and a base (baking soda), and you mix them … [Read more...]
This is quite possibly the EASIEST silly putty recipe ever! And you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already, which is a huge bonus! After we made shaving cream play dough last week, we were curious what other liquids you can mix with corn starch to get a fun dough-like consistency. So after a little Pinterest searching, I found out that you can make dish soap silly putty, and we were all set for another fun experiment. … [Read more...]