When the weather outside is frightful and the kids are home on break, there is no need to panic. Turn to this DIY activity that is both educational and fun for the whole family. Here, we rounded up some super cool science experiments you can make in your own kitchen, with simple and inexpensive ingredients from your bathroom or kitchen pantry cabinet.
Homemade Slime is all the rage right now, but have you tried making Fluffy Slime? Fluffy slime is just like regular slime, but with a secret ingredient found in your bathroom cabinets — shaving cream! With a squishy texture and swirl of colors, this is one science experiment that is fun to play with long after the DIY activity is done. For an easy and informative Fluffy Slime recipe from The Best Ideas for Kids, click here. Since it’s the holiday season, use wintery colors like red, green and blue, and add glitter for an extra merry touch!
Baking Soda Volcano
This classic is a must-try kitchen science experiment for every kid, and a safe, non-toxic way to help young scientists learn about chemical reactions. You likely already have most of the materials in your kitchen pantry cabinet, like baking soda, white vinegar, cooking oil, flour, and salt. Red food coloring makes the volcano more realistic and more festive! For simple instructions on how to make a Baking Soda Volcano from ThoughtCo, and a complete list of materials, click here.
Ice Color Mixing
The perfect kitchen science experiment for winter, Ice Color Mixing is a simple way to teach kids about melting and mixing colors. Your budding interior designer or artist will love seeing the colors blend and form to magically make new hues. All you need are some toothpicks, food coloring, an ice cube tray, and water from your kitchen sink. Ready to get started? For instructions from The STEM Laboratory, click here.
Hungry for more knowledge and fun? This DIY science experiment is the perfect activity to try before a holiday movie marathon in the TV room. It introduces kids to volume and the states of matter. It also teaches kids how popcorn is made, and when you’re done, you’ll wind up with a delicious treat to share! For popcorn math and science experiments for kids from EdVentures with Kids, click here.
Now that you have some cool ideas and inspiration, clear off the countertops and turn your kitchen into a science lab!
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