Babble Dabble Do https://babbledabbledo.com Sun, 17 Jun 2018 15:13:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 How to Make Goop…and Freeze It! https://babbledabbledo.com/how-to-make-goop-and-freeze-it/ https://babbledabbledo.com/how-to-make-goop-and-freeze-it/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 19:47:59 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=21306 I first learned how to make goop at our co-op preschool but I am always amazed at how kids of all ages adore this non-Newtonian fluid. And what’s not to like? It’s slimy, strange, and colorful and has loads to teach kids about art, science and more!   Frozen Goop is a project from my […]

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The Best Summer Activities for Kids (with a STEAM Twist) https://babbledabbledo.com/the-best-summer-activities-for-kids/ https://babbledabbledo.com/the-best-summer-activities-for-kids/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 17:54:03 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=21037 Hot days, relaxed schedules, and loads of free time…these are all the reasons why you need this GIANT list of summer activities for kids! I LOVE summer! I’m not a hot weather kinda person BUT I love the freedom that summer offers families and the chance to connect and have fun together after the busy […]

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DIY Spin Art: Art Spinners from STEAM Play & Learn https://babbledabbledo.com/diy-spin-art-art-spinners-from-steam-play-learn/ https://babbledabbledo.com/diy-spin-art-art-spinners-from-steam-play-learn/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 18:45:48 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=20987 Make spin art using DIY  tops! These “do it yourself” toys turn into art tools with an unusual twist. I know, I couldn’t resist a pun! Today’s project combines a DIY toy idea with the magic of spin art! This is a great group or team project and the perfect STEAM lesson combining art, science, […]

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The Best Basic Slime Recipe plus 3 Ways to Make It Epic https://babbledabbledo.com/the-best-basic-slime-recipe-plus-3-ways-to-make-it-epic/ https://babbledabbledo.com/the-best-basic-slime-recipe-plus-3-ways-to-make-it-epic/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 19:56:16 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=20925 The most frequent question I receive whenever I post about slime is: What is the best basic slime recipe? After testing many, many slime recipes over the years I have few I would call “the best”, depending on what you are looking for and whom you are working with. My personal favorite slime is clear […]

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Summer Preschool Activity: Pouring Tapioca Pearls https://babbledabbledo.com/summer-preschool-activity-pouring-tapioca-pearls/ https://babbledabbledo.com/summer-preschool-activity-pouring-tapioca-pearls/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:05:14 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=20833 Sometimes I just like to make stuff and today’s summer preschool activity is the fruit of one of those ”let’s tinker” afternoons. It’s also a creative way to demonstrate some engineering and STEAM to preschoolers (check out the STEAM section after the instructions). This post contains affiliate links to products. I absolutely love the blog Sand and Water […]

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Melting Ice Experiment: Ice Sculptures https://babbledabbledo.com/science-for-kids-ice-sculptures/ https://babbledabbledo.com/science-for-kids-ice-sculptures/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=1857 There’s nothing like doing a melting ice experiment on a hot day. Ands if it’s not hot yet where you live I want you to save this idea for when the weather heats up because it is a SUREFIRE hit with kids! I have done this project with preschoolers on up to 10 year olds […]

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80 Easy Creative Projects for Kids https://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/ https://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/#comments Sat, 07 Apr 2018 13:32:40 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=15004 11 years of parenting, 4 years of co-op preschool and 6 years of blogging means that my family and I have tried just about a gazillion projects for kids…. okay maybe not a gazillion but certainly in the hundreds! Some projects have made the blog, others are favorites from other bloggers, and some are just […]

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Spring Craft Idea: Glue Batik https://babbledabbledo.com/glue-batik/ https://babbledabbledo.com/glue-batik/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:47:38 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=20497 Who needs an easy craft with stunning results? Then glue batik is for you! I geek out over all things handmade and batik is one of those gorgeous fabric arts that is impossible not to love. Traditional batik is done using wax but this method using glue is a tried and true favorite amongst crafters […]

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Amazing Ice Slime: How to Make Clear Slime https://babbledabbledo.com/how-to-make-clear-slime/ https://babbledabbledo.com/how-to-make-clear-slime/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:16:58 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=20413 My daughter and I have tried countless slime recipes over the years and the one that has been hands down the trickiest to get right is figuring out how to make clear slime. Clear slime is incredible looking, it appears like liquid ice and showcases little colorful sequins and trinkets like no other slime. The problem […]

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20+ Science Fair Projects That Will Wow The Crowd https://babbledabbledo.com/20-science-fair-projects/ https://babbledabbledo.com/20-science-fair-projects/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:13:00 +0000 https://babbledabbledo.com/?p=17667 Are your children signing up for the science fair this year? Have you begun the arduous task of looking for science fair projects that might pique your child’s interest? Or do you have a child who already has ten ideas they have been dying to try? The science fair is a great school tradition and a memorable […]

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