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5 Genius Science Experiments You Can Do At Home

Transform your kitchen into a science lab with these creative experiments that will blow your mind!

Maria Bailey · 9 months ago

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They didn't teach you these experiments in science class — unless, of course, your school curriculum included sparkly explosions, DIY lava lamps, and rainbows in a jar! You'll have an absolute blast — figuratively speaking — working your way through these science projects with a fun and creative twist.

Bring Flubber to Life


Little Bins for Little Hands

Take a page out of Dr. Brainard's lab notes and create your very own flubber! The movie Flubber, starring Robin Williams, saw the squishy playtime item become wildly popular after its 1997 release, and its fun factor still stands the test of time. Kids of every age — and adults too — will get a kick out of creating their own before getting their hands on the finished product for some sensory play.

Go to Little Bins for Hands to learn how you can make your own flubber in just minutes!

Make Candy That Rocks

Rock Candy

Mommy Poppins / Ally Noel

If only the outcome of every science experiment resulted in a delicious sweet treat! This rock candy experiment will make the success of this project more rewarding — and even sweeter. Observe the crystallization process before your very eyes with a concoction of basic ingredients you can most likely find in your pantry at home. 

Follow these simple steps on Mommy Poppins to conduct your own rock candy experiment (and satisfy that sweet tooth)!

Make a Rainbow

Rainbow Jar

Playdough to Plato

Putting a rainbow in a jar may sound like make-believe, but now little scientists can do just that, no magical spell required! Add a pop of color to your day by conducting this experiment using simple household ingredients. 

Follow these easy-to-follow steps on Playdough to Plato to create your own rainbow in a jar!

Create Your Own Lava Lamp

Lava Lamp

Babble Dabble Do

There is something so mesmerizing about how the colorful blobs of wax inside a lava lamp bounce and collide... You'll have a newfound appreciation for this sensory spectacle by creating a lava lamp yourself from scratch. This science experiment will have you watching in awe as a chemical reaction plays out before your very eyes! 

Head on over to Babble Dabble Do for step-by-step instructions on how to create your own.

Set Off a Sparkly Explosion

Glitter Explosion

Preschool Powol Packets

No round-up of exciting science experiments could be considered complete without including an explosion — of the sparkly variety! Little scientists will be completely blown away (pun intended) by an eruption of color and glitter that is triggered once they combine their explosive ingredients! 

Go to Preschool Powol Packets to create your very own explosion that sparkles.

Want even more easy, fun-to-do science experiments you can do at home? These are two of our favorite science kits for kids:

YOUniverse Ultimate Chemistry Lab


Thames & Kosmos Kids First Science Laboratory