10 Fun Science Experiments for Kids to Try at Home! - SPARKLEBOX
10 Science Experiments for Kids That Will Blow Their Mind

10 Science Experiments for Kids That Will Blow Their Mind

Science Experiments

It’s Time to Do Some Science Experiments!

Ever wonder what is happening when you can’t get your kids to put down their screens? Ever think about what your favourite things will look like a million years from now? The truth is, the world is a wild place filled with all sorts of exciting stuff. Most of it we can see, feel or touch, and some of it we can’t. But that doesn’t mean all this cool stuff isn’t there to be found! You can find it in these cool science experiments for kids!

Science experiments are a great way to get your kids to work on their education and accelerate their development! These ten science experiments will blow your mind. 

Top 10 Science Experiments for your Child

Science Experiments for kids at home

1. Awesome ice cream without an ice cream maker


1 cup of milk, two tablespoons of sugar, a handful of rock salt, your favourite mix-ins

How to make it: 

Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a fork until the contents have a consistent and even consistency throughout. Pour into a zip-lock bag, and suck out all the air until you can zip the top. Twist it closed, then roll it around until you get a ball of ice cream. Put in a bowl to taste!

2. Three ingredient play dough


1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, 2 cups water

How to make it:

Mix flour and salt in a bowl until they form a powder. Slowly add water, 1/4 cup at a time, while stirring the mix with a spoon. To make different colours, use food colouring! Once it forms a dough texture, you can play with it.

3. Cloud in a bottle


Water, dish soap, foaming agent or shaving cream (it works better than a liquid dish soap), straw or plastic wrap.

How to make it:

Invert a plastic bottle and put some water inside. Add dish soap, then spray some shaving cream or foaming agent on the top. Turn the water upside down and leave it for 5 minutes (or more). The humidity in the air will make little clouds! What a super fun science experiment!

a kid doing Science Experiments

4. Turning milk into cheese


A bowl of milk, lemon juice or vinegar.

How to make it:

Put some milk into a bowl and add the juice of one fresh lemon or half a teaspoon of white vinegar. Stir gently and leave it for 5-20 minutes (depending on how sour you like your cheese). Keep adding citrus juice/vinegar until you get the desired consistency! Take the curd out with a fork.

5. How to make a rainbow in a bottle


A transparent water bottle, some food colouring and dish soap (in liquid form).

How to make it:

To perform this science experiment, fill your plastic bottle with warm water and add drops of different food colouring colours until you get the rainbow effect. Then, add some drops of dish soap, which will make the oils react with water and create a colourful foam that makes your whole bottle look like a giant bubble bath!

6. The awesome edible slime


1 cup cornstarch or oatmeal, 2 cups water, food colouring (if wanted), plastic bag and spoon.

How to make it:

Put the cornstarch in a bowl, slowly add the water and mix with a spoon until you get thick and smooth slime. Then, transfer the mixture to a plastic bag and cut a small hole to make it resemble an icing bag. Squeeze into fun shapes and you have edible slime! The science of consistency is amazing!

a girl who is doing Science Experiments

7. The scented bubble wrap bottle


Plastic bottles (as many as needed), scented oils, warm water and dish soap.

How to make it:

Cut the bottom of the plastic bottles. Fill each bottle with warm water, and then add a few drops of scented oil until you get sweet bubbles! It is excellent for a kids’ bath time or to give your bathroom a fantastic scent while teaching them simple science logic! 

8. The crazy colour-changing ice cubes


Water bottles or ice cube trays, food colouring, and dish soap (any type will do).

How to make it:

Simply fill each water bottle with warm tap water and add a few drops of the desired food colouring. Then add a few drops of dish soap. Leave the cap open for about 30 minutes until the dish soap has successfully coloured the water. 

If you use a bar of blue dish soap, make sure that it’s light enough to show up when mixed with water. Then, freeze the coloured water in ice cube trays and pop them into your freezer until completely frozen. It’s not rocket science. 

9. The disappearing glass trick


Any drinking glass, water, ice cubes.

How to make it:

Place an empty glass on a table and fill it with water up to the top. Next, place a few ice cubes into the mirror and cover it with whatever you like (like a napkin). At this point, take out your camera or phone and snap a picture of the glass. Then, try to push the ice cubes out of the glass by moving your hand over them. 

Finally, remove whatever you used to cover it and pour all of the water out of the glass – wow! The water has disappeared! Make everybody understand the science behind it.

10. Floating bottle trick


Plastic bottle with a long cap, thread, marker, water.

How to make it:

Remove the label from the bottle and turn it upside down. Take a marker or whatever you like and draw your initials on the bottom of the bottle. Make sure that everyone can see what you’ve drawn. Next, use scissors to cut off the plastic piece sitting between your initials and the bottom of the bottle. You can also choose to use some heat resistant glue in place of the cap. Then, use a thin piece of thread to tie your initials so they don’t move around. 

Fill the bottle with approximately 1/3 of water and make sure that you can see it through the glass. Finally, set the cap tightly onto the mouth of the bottle. Place the bottle into an empty bowl or cup. Turn it upside down until no more water comes out. Slowly turn the bottle right-side up and watch how the water rises up again!


kids do a volcano experiment

We hope that by the end of this list of science experiments, you feel more confident in your parenting skills. Maybe some new science inspired ideas will come to mind about how to improve or change something? If not, we’re here for a little encouragement and guidance. 

There are many ways parents can get help beyond traditional advice from books and magazines – talk with other moms and dads about their child’s curiosity. Don’t be afraid to reach out! What other science experiments does your kid enjoy?

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