create a sundial

Often people look up in the sky to guess what time it is by the position of the sun. Your sundial will be accurate on the day you make it. For the next few months it will be fairly correct. After that – don’t count on it at all or you’ll certainly be late! To make a sundial you need: an aluminum pie plate or a cut out circle of cardboard a plastic straw masking tape a marker a clock or watch a sunny day Directions: Stand the straw straight up in the center of the pie late or cardboard … Continue reading create a sundial

make a huge soap bubble

Soap bubbles are easy to make and don’t need a special kit. All you need to make a regular sized soap bubble is some liquid dish detergent and some wire that you’ve bent into a hoop. Dip it into the soap and blow. Simple! Hugh soap bubbles are made on the same principle. Follow the directions below and astound your friends. Make huge soap bubbles outside. You might want to do this in your bathing suit. To make a hugh soap bubble you need: 3/4 cup dish soap 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1 bucket of warm water 1 1/2 meter … Continue reading make a huge soap bubble

make an unscented bubble bath

There’s quite a movement afoot to purify our air by asking people to be scent free. So many people are sensitive to smells, and yet the products on the market are often irritating because of their perfumes. You too can have a soft foamy bath that doesn’t stink like perfume. To make an unscented bubble bath you need: washing soda crystals (in the detergent section of the store) a rolling pin a medium-sized jar with lid water Directions: Use the rolling pin to crush the crystals into a powder. If you don’t have a rolling pin, use the jar! Put … Continue reading make an unscented bubble bath

inflate a balloon magically

Make a balloon deflate and inflate without doing anything! To inflate a balloon you need a small balloon a very clean soda bottle some cut up carrot pieces some water Directions: Put the carrot pieces into the soda bottle. Add a little water. Place the small balloon over the mouth of the bottle. After a few hours, the balloon will get sucked into the bottle. After two days the balloon will inflate.   Learn more… Fun Science Activities for Kids – used with permission Continue reading inflate a balloon magically