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11 Magical Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids Right Now

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Your kids will love these genius science experiments that seem like magic. Simple to set up and loads of fun for families. Try these magical science experiments at home and wow your kids. 11 Magical Science Experiments to Wow Your KidsI recently organized a Harry Potter event for tweens. It was a blast! We made wands and dressed up in robes. The best part of the event was the magical activities. These were actually science experiments in disguise. We had a lot of fun with them and the tweens were super impressed.

Sometimes science can be pretty magical.

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Set up some of these magical science experiments and impress your kids by bringing gummy worms to life, changing the colors of liquid, growing crystals, or magically inflating balloons with a simple spell.

Magical science experiments

Have fun! Enjoy the wide eyed wonder and the exclamations of delight. I know I did!

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11 Magical Science Experiments To Wow Your Kids

They’re alive!

Bitz and Giggles has instructions for great experiment that lets you make gummy worms come alive!

Growing crystals

DIY Crystal Geode EggsTransform eggs into sparkling geodes. Wow!

Make some crystal snowflakes with borax

Head over to Happiness is Homemade to learn how to make crystals you can eat.

Magical Slime

Have you ever seen slime that changes color in response to heat! How cool is that? Head over to toLeft Brain where you will find a tutorial. This will really wow your kids.

Babble Dabble Do combines art and science and transforms slime into a beautiful sun catcher.

This magnetic slime from Frugal Fun For Boys looks like something you’d see on a horror movie (which means it is guaranteed to impress).


Inflating Balloons

How do you inflate a balloon without using breath? With science of course? At our Harry Potter we inflated balloons by capturing some Fungus Breath. The kids were really impressed with the results. It’s super easy to do. Find the directions here.

Download a free activity sheet to find another simple way to inflate balloons.

Related: 25 Gloriously Messy Science Experiments Your Kids Will Love

A few last experiments


I did this magical plastic bag experiment with some tweens and it was huge success. We used bamboo skewers instead of pencils. The record number inserted in a bag was 35.

We also made this potion that changes color. All you need is a purple cabbage and some vinegar and baking soda. This one really does look like magic. The kids were awed when it changed color.

Your Turn

What is your kid’s favourite science experiment. Have you found any experiments that seem magical?

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What do you think? Have you tried any other magical experiments? Which one did your children enjoy the most? Please leave some links in the comments below.


7 thoughts on “11 Magical Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids Right Now”

  1. The plastic bag experiment was huge during during a kindergarten science class as our library. They also loved “Polident Pop” – put coke and Polident in an old film canister, and as it builds pressure the lid shoots off! It’s so fun to see kids that excited about science!

    1. The plastic bag experiment seems to be a hit with every age group. The Polident Pop sounds like a lot of fun. Any ideas where to find film canisters?

      1. I agree with that one, Sharon. I’ve tried the plastic bag experiment on both kids and adults and evryone is amazed by it. Although I have to say the wide-eyed surprise and amazement on kids is so much more fun to watch — and of course, they’re more open to being sprayed on by the water when you start taking the pencils out. 🙂

        1. Sharon Harding

          It is such a great experiment! Our tweens also loved the bonus of the spraying water when they took the skewers out 🙂

    1. Click on the links to find the instructions. The links are the words in red. Just click on them.

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