Fun Science Experiments: Vinegar and Baking Soda

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My kids love fun science experiments. While cooking breakfast the other day, my three-year old asked about making concoctions with the breakfast supplies. While I'm all for mixing up ingredients with kids, I wasn't prepared to have a lot of good food go to waste. So we set up a classic concoction center with some baking soda and vinegar. So much fun! Supplies: Fun Kitchen … [Read more...]

Science Fair Project Ideas

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Are you in the market for some science fair project ideas? Well, hopefully this post will have you covered. These twelve science experiments encourage children to test, tinker with, experiment, hypothesize, and evaluate various properties and phenomena. Science Fair Project Supplies Most of our favorite science experiments involve everyday, household supplies because … [Read more...]

How to set up a Magic Potion Lab (with 3 Simple Tips)

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When friends and readers talk to me about Tinkerlab, they almost always ask me about science projects. And with that, process-based experiments like the following magic potion lab inevitably come up. Today I'm over on one of my favorite blogs for childhood projects, No Time for Flash Cards, talking about one of my 3-year old's most requested activities. Won't you pop over … [Read more...]

50 Simple Halloween Ideas for Kids

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If you're scrambling to pull off some Halloween magic, these simple Halloween ideas will help you move gracefully through this spooky season. Halloween Ideas: Science Experiments Let's start off with some gooey, oozy Halloween ideas that are fun to make and play with. Dry Ice Experiment, Tinkerlab 5 Fun Science Experiements, Science Sparks Elephant Toothpaste, … [Read more...]

5 Easy Steps to Invent a Recipe with Kids

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Do you like to cooking with kids or do you yearn to cook with your child? Today we're sharing five easy steps to invent a recipe with kids, which will get you into a creative cooking mindset. Think Master Chef + little kids = a fun afternoon. But you might wonder, "why would I want to invent a recipe when I can easily follow a recipe?" The answer is that inventing recipes … [Read more...]

Magical Plastic Bag Experiment

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Here's a fun experiment that won't take a lot of time, and it's more than likely that you have all the "ingredients" around the house. I did this with my three and a half year old, and it would be relevant for preschoolers and elementary-age children. The idea that we're testing here is what will happen if we poke a sharp pencil through a plastic bag of water. Will the water … [Read more...]

Science Projects for Kids | Yeast and Sugar Experiment

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In this Yeast Sugar Experiment, we'll watch yeast feed on sugar to fill a balloon with air. A fun science project for kids that's with household, everyday materials. How we got started I've been baking bread just about every day for the past three weeks (nothing too crazy since it's all done in the bread maker), but last week my 3.5 year old and I got into a discussion about … [Read more...]

Cloud Dough Recipe

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How to Make Cloud Dough Cloud Dough...Have you heard of it? Me either, and I thought I've heard of most everything arts+little kids related. Karen at Flight of Whimsy introduced me to the recipe, and as soon as I learned about it I knew my  3 year old would love it. The consistency of the dough is lovely to feel and hold. It can be powdery like flour one moment, and … [Read more...]

Science Projects for Kids | Rock Candy

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This fun science project for kids is easy to set up with sugar, skewers, and a few kitchen tools. How to make Rock Candy We've been making rock candy, and in the true spirit of experimentation we made three batches (and hope that we finally got it right!). There are so many ways to get this confection started, and I'll share a few thoughts and links for those of you who … [Read more...]