35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

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For everyone who hasn’t gotten their Hogwarts letter yet.

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1. Learn about chemical reactions with a lemon volcano.

Learn about chemical reactions with a lemon volcano.

Not only is this experiment cool, it also smells good!

Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

2. “Marinate” gummy worms in a concoction that turns them into “electric eels.”

"Marinate" gummy worms in a concoction that turns them into "electric eels."

They’re ALIVE!

Get the tutorial at Bitz & Giggles.

3. Add a Mento to different types of soda and see which one has the biggest explosion.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Sprite, ginger ale, root beer…what’s your prediction?

Get the tutorial at Olivia’s Looms and Crafts.

4. Study heat sensitivity using color changing slime.

Study heat sensitivity using color changing slime.

Thermochromic fun.

Get the tutorial at Left Brain Craft Brain.

5. Make rainbow paper and discover how light reflects on a surface.

Make rainbow paper and discover how light reflects on a surface.

The paper looks so cool you’ll be tempted to frame it!

Get the tutorial at Science Kiddo.

6. Play with glow-in-the-dark magic mud.

 

It’s made using a potato! Whatttttttttt.

Get the tutorial at The King of Random.

7. Explore the process of precipitation with a raincloud in a jar.

Explore the process of precipitation with a raincloud in a jar.

You could make it rain *inside* when it’s actually raining *outside*.

Get the tutorial at The Happy Housewife.

8. Or use a jar to make fireworks.

Or use a jar to make fireworks.

Ooooooh! Ahhhhh!

Get the tutorial at I Can Teach My Child.

9. Turn an egg into a bouncy ball.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

To be specific, a bouncy ball that *glows*.

Get the tutorial at HooplaKidzLab.

10. Cool down with a slushie made without a blender.

Cool down with a slushie made without a blender.

Created with “magic” ice cubes.

Get the tutorial at Reading Confetti.

11. Take a bath with fizzing dough.

Take a bath with fizzing dough.

An awesome and effervescent way to get clean.

Get the tutorial at Tried & True.

12. Construct a whirlygig and watch the colors blur into a rainbow as it spins.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Round and round and round.

Get the tutorial at The Craft Train.

13. Make some candy that looks like glass.

Make some candy that looks like glass.

“Kids, come quick! Elsa’s been here!”

Get the tutorial at Simply Designing.

14. Transform egg shells into glimmering “geodes.”

Transform egg shells into glimmering "geodes."

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What’s the “magical” ingredient that makes the crystals form? Alum powder!

Get the tutorial at Sweet Paul.

15. Explode a watermelon in your backyard.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

As it turns out, watermelons can’t survive under pressure.

Get the tutorial at KayeSquad.

16. Get artistic with marshmallow paint.

Get artistic with marshmallow paint.

It’s edible, so anyone who gets some on their fingers can just lick it off!

Get the tutorial at Smart School House.

17. Create a sun catcher using slime.

Create a sun catcher using slime.

Step one: Have an awesome time using slime. Step two: Put all the leftover slime to good use.

Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

18. Use a plastic bag to make a jellyfish in a jar.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

An aquarium you don’t have to clean!

Get the tutorial at BhoomPlay.

19. Turn puddle jumping into an art form.

Turn puddle jumping into an art form.

There are few things as satisfying as a good puddle splash.

Get the tutorial at Lemon Lime Adventures.

20. Or make rain art on paper.

Or make rain art on paper.

Color with markers and then let the precipitation do the rest of the work.

Get the tutorial at Pink Stripey Socks.

21. Blow someone’s mind with milk, food coloring, and soap.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Marbleized magnificence.

Get the tutorial here.

22. Teach kids about magnetism using slime.

Teach kids about magnetism using slime.

This looks like something you’d see oozing around a haunted house in a scary movie (which means kids will find it *very* cool).

Get the tutorial at Frugal Fun For Boys.

23. Spray watercolors on wax paper and see what patterns show up.

Spray watercolors on wax paper and see what patterns show up.

Every step of this project is fun and the results are beautiful.

Get the tutorial at Housing A Forest.

24. Blow a bubble cube.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Get the tutorial at HooplaKidzLab.

25. Or make some bubbles that bounce.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Boing, boing, boing!

Get the tutorial at CrazyRussianHacker.

26. Use your freezer to make a glassful of magic crystals.

Use your freezer to make a glassful of magic crystals.

Get the tutorial at Bitz & Giggles.

27. Or make a crystallized version of a word.

Or make a crystallized version of a word.

Seeing your name in lights < seeing your name in crystals.

Get the tutorial at Playdough To Plato.

28. Or a crystallized rainbow.

Or a crystallized rainbow.

Borax is basically magic powder.

Get the tutorial at Hello, Wonderful.

29. Squeeze an egg into a bottle.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Plop!

Get the tutorial at Sick Science.

30. Round up all the crayon bits and pieces around the house and turn them into crayon wands.

Round up all the crayon bits and pieces around the house and turn them into crayon wands.

Coloring is always magical, but even more so when you use one of these.

Get the tutorial at Kids Activities Blog.

31. Turn the night sky into slime.

Turn the night sky into slime.

Or make some slime that *looks* like the night sky. Hey, it’s almost the same thing!

Get the tutorial at Two Daloo.

32. Assemble a homemade lava lamp in a bottle.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Oh so groovy.

Get the tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7dR_C3YlDk.

33. Paint with moon dust.

Paint with moon dust.

For artwork that’s sure to be out of this world.

Get the tutorial at Learn Play Imagine.

34. Mix up a rainbow that EXPLODES.

Mix up a rainbow that ?EXPLODES?.

Chances are you already have the ingredients for this experiment in your kitchen.

Get the tutorial at Smart School House.

35. Make ice ~instantly~.

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

Let it go, let it go…

Get the tutorial at The King of Random.

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