Nothing beats putting a bright smile on a kids face simply by amazing them with a few easy tricks. Kids love when fun, colorful and messy things are involved and what better way to make sure a kid never says the words, “I’m bored” again than a few awesome and exciting science experiments!
Thanks to the glorious internet, there are many tutorials that are wow-worthy which will make you thank your lucky stars for finding them! Back when we were kids we didn’t have the internet (dark times) to introduce us to the clever tricks that other people came up with but luckily for our kids, they’re open to many wonderful ideas.
That’s why I decided to curate the best ways for kids to have loads of fun with the following science experiments with the majority of the stuff that can be found in the house.
These FUN-tastic experiments are guaranteed to result in loads of smiles and laughter from our little scientists!
1. CLOUD SCIENCE PROJECT
Tutorial via aliceandlois
How cute is this? An easy yet educational project that deals with how rain occurs. To recreate this project you will need, shaving cream, blue food coloring, glass vase and a dropper. In four easy steps, you’ll have the kids amazed in like 4 seconds or so. Definitely one of the most entertaining and fun science experiments on my list!
2. MAGNETIC SLIME
Tutorial via frugalfun4boys
I used to love playing with slime when I was a kid. It was strange, fascinating and just so much fun. Thanks to Sarah, she shows us step by step how to make our very own slime that boys (and girls) will totally love. Heck, you can even blow balloons with them. Amazing!
3. GOOP AND FLOWER CUPCAKES
Tutorial via theimaginationtree
Little girls love pretending to cook and it’s important for them to spend time outside. A fun project while playing outside is this goop and flower cupcakes which entail mixing glue and flowers together from the garden. They will totally love this one. Especially during summer!
4. GIANT BUBBLES
Bubbles are awesome! Forget those small bubbles by making these awesome homemade giant bubbles by mixing water, dish washing liquid, cornstarch, baking powder, and glycerin. All things you might have in the house already. Head over to Happy Hooligans to find out the quantities.
5. ICE ART
This project consists of food coloring, salt, and ice. The kids will love how colorful this block of ice will become as well as how it highlights the crevasses as the salt melts the ice. A fun and easy kids science project that is no doubt very entertaining.
6. CRYSTALS GEODES
Add a little alum powder, glue, and eggshells and watch the magic happen. Not only will your kids totally fall in love with this pretty diy craft, adults will love adding this to their home decor. It can be quite a process since you have to prepare the stuff a day before but I promise it’s totally worth the effort. Check out Tara’s detailed instructions to find out exactly how much needs to go where.
7. SPARKLY EXPLOSION
Kids are suckers for anything that explores (like the kid in me!) since they’re exciting and thrilling! Easily achieve this sparkly explosion by using baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, glitter and one of more things. However, be sure to use a large pan since this can get very messy! Head over to her site to find out the exact measurements and steps.
8. MAGIC BAG
I think we all know that if there is a whole in a bag, water will definitely leak through it. Now I’m sure you must be very curious after seeing the above picture. Yup, that is no illusion. Head over to the site that shows you how to poke holes through a ziplock bag and teach your kids a wonderful and fun lesson about molecules. This one definitely takes the win! Check out The Krazy Coupon Lady for more projects like these.
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