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January 2, 2020
Easy Science Projects and Experiments for kids that you can do at home.

As my son gets older I have noticed that his love for crafts is dwindling as he becomes more interested in the world around him. Enter science! His love of science has taken over with his endless questions and curiosity for Mother Nature! I have been getting creative in finding simple experiments for our whole family and here are some of my favorite… I hope you enjoy!

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Rainbow Skittles

Rainbow Skittles: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Rainbow Skittles Experiment

Supplies:

  1. Skittles
  2. Water
  3. Plate
Rainbow Skittles: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Rainbow Skittles: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Buy a bag of Skittles from your local store or use old Halloween Candy!
  2. We had my son sort the skittles into 5 different bowls (added some time & coordination!).
  3. Place Skittles around the entire perimeter of your plate.
  4. Slowly pour water in the middle of the plate and watch what happens!

Walking Rainbow

Walking Rainbow: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Walking Rainbow

Supplies:

  1. 6 clear cups
  2. Paper towels
  3. Food coloring in all the primary colors: red, blue, and yellow
  4. Water
Walking Rainbow: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Walking Rainbow: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Place 6 cups in a line or circle and fill halfway with water.
  2. Starting with the first cup, place 2 drops red food coloring. Skip the next cup, the third cup, place 2 drops of yellow food coloring, Skip the next cup, the last cup, place 2 drops of blue food coloring.
  3. Cut a long roll of paper towel and drape them into each cup, making sure a small portion of the paper towels is touching the water.
  4. Watch the water transfer from cup to cup.
  5. After a couple of days, your walking rainbow will be completed!

Magic Milk

Magic Milk: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Magic Milk

Supplies:

  1. Whole milk
  2. White dish, plate, or tray
  3. Small bowl
  4. Dish soap
  5. Liquid food coloring
  6. Q-Tip
Magic Milk: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Magic Milk Steps

Instructions:

  1. Poor milk onto your dish, plate, or tray of choice.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the milk, use a variety of colors.
  3. Pour dish soap into a separate bowl.
  4. Dip the Q-Tip into the dish soap, take Q-Tip and then swirl around the milk and food coloring to make “magic”.

Exploding Egg

Exploding Egg: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Exploding Egg

Supplies:

  1. 3 cups or jars
  2. White vinegar
  3. Food coloring
  4. 3 whole eggs
Exploding Egg: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Exploding Egg: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Fill your cups or jars with enough vinegar to cover the egg.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup and mix.
  3. Add an egg to each cup.
  4. Place the cups in the refrigerator for 24-hours (we did a few days!) and check on them every few hours to see how they are changing (this is a good time to engage in conversation and get your kids talking about all the changes they are observing – why bubbles, does it look bigger, smaller, etc.).
  5. After the eggs have been able to sit, gently take them out and place them on a dishtowel or plate.
  6. For the adult: using a sharp object (knife or toothpick), carefully poke the outside of the egg… see what happens!

Instant Snow

Instant Snow: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Instant Snow

Supplies:

  1. Tray
  2. Shaving cream
  3. Baking soda
Instant Snow: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Instant Snow: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Spray about 1 cup of shaving cream onto the tray.
  2. Pour roughly 1 cup of baking soda onto the shaving cream.
  3. Using your hands, mix until you get a “flaky” texture. This might require you to add a little more of each until you get the texture you want.
  4. Build a snowman (or anything you want!)!

Volcano Tray (Part II of Instant Snow)

Volcano Tray: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Volcano Tray

Supplies:

  1. Tray
  2. Shaving cream
  3. Baking soda
  4. White vinegar
  5. Spray or squeeze bottle
  6. Food coloring
Volcano Tray: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Volcano Tray: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

*After completing the “Instant Snow” experiment, continue the fun…

  1. Pour some white vinegar into a spray bottle or squeezy bottle.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the bottle.
  3. Spray or pour the colored vinegar into your tray and watch your creation sizzle!

Shaving Cream Cloud

Shaving Cream Cloud: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Shaving Cream Cloud

Supplies:

  1. Glass vase, bowl, or large cup
  2. Water
  3. Shaving cream
  4. Food coloring
Shaving Cream Cloud: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Shaving Cream Cloud: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Fill the vase with water until it is 3/4 full.
  2. Spray shaving cream over the top so it makes a cloud formation and let sit for 15 minutes to allow shaving cream to settle.
  3. Drop various food coloring colors over the top of the “cloud”
  4. To speed up the process of making “rain” sprinkle a little water over the top.
  5. Watch the colors permeate through the shaving cream until it starts to “rain”.

Unleakable Bag

Unleakable Baggie: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Unleakable Baggie

Supplies:

  1. Plastic Baggie
  2. Water
  3. Several sharpened pencils
Unleakable Baggie: Fun Science Experiments you can do at home!
Unleakable Bag: Step-By-Step

Instructions:

  1. Fill the baggie about halfway to the top and zip.
  2. Hold the baggie in one hand, using the other hand, quickly stab the pencil through one side and out the other.
  3. Continue to stab pencils through with as many pencils as you have.
  4. Warning: If you let your kids to the stabbing, it will leak easier:)

What are some of your favorite science experiments?!

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