Kitchen Science Projects for Kids

by on June 8, 2013

After spending a year as Science Parent at my children’s cooperative preschool I realized that introducing science to kids is as easy as a trip to your pantry/refrigerator. With eight common household ingredients you can do a whole host of science projects and I’m here to let you know how!

Your eight ingredients are:

  1. Food Coloring
  2. Corn Syrup
  3. Vinegar
  4. Baking Soda
  5. Oil
  6. Salt
  7. Milk
  8. Dish soap

I didn’t add in water because I’m taking it for granted you have easy access to it!

With these eight ingredients you can do the following experiments:

  1. Color mixing: Food Coloring + Water
  2. Volcanoes: Baking Soda + Vinegar
  3. Wizard’s Brew: Baking Soda + Vinegar + Dish Soap + Food Coloring + Water
  4. Ice Sculptures: Water + Food Coloring + Salt
  5. Bubbles: Water + Dish Soap (Dawn or Joy) + Corn Syrup
  6. Tornados in a Jar: Water + Dish Soap
  7. Lava Lamps: Water + Oil+ Food Coloring + Salt
  8. Layered Liquids: Water + Oil + Food Coloring+ Corn Syrup (substitute corn syrup for molasses, color the corn syrup for added fun)
  9. Exploding Lunch Bag: Vinegar + Baking Soda
  10. Shiny Pennies: Vinegar
  11. Milk Painting: Milk + Food Coloring + Dish Soap
  12. Plastic Milk: Milk + Vinegar

Now visit your refrigerator, pull out a few eggs and you can do a couple more projects:

  1. Egg Float: Egg + Water + Salt
  2. Naked Eggs: Vinegar + Egg

I told you it was easy! With summer here these science experiments for kids are perfect for adding a little learning into your child’s day.

Do you have any other science projects that use these common ingredients? Leave a comment below with your suggestions!

Shared on: Made My By You Mondays, For the Kids Fridays, & Party in Polka Dots

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Marie June 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

What a great post, and thanks for the link love! I love the graphic of ingredients!


Ana Dziengel June 11, 2013 at 5:19 am

Thanks Marie! I love Make and Takes so I was thrilled to see you stopped by my little ‘ole blog :)


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