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Silhouette

Suggested Age: 9

Mildly Challenging (4)

A craft project that requires a few extra tools, but creates a cool effect. Basically you trace out a photograph to create an interesting lookin...

Dyed flowers

Suggested Age: 4

Mildly Challenging (4)

Create colorful flowers using food coloring! This simple and visually stunning science experiment explores the transfer of water through a plant...

Woodphoto 12 600x399

Suggested Age: 11

Mildly Challenging (5)

You can transfer a photo print to a wood surface to give it a cool new look. Requires a few hobby store items and a little effort, but not too hard.

Oobleck

Suggested Age: 8

Mildly Challenging (5)

Oobleck is a very simple material (made of cornstarch and water) that displays very interesting properties. It is a liquid at rest but if you inter...

Waterbowl

Suggested Age: 12

Mildly Challenging (5)

The laws of physics make it possible to create a self-filling water bowl. As your pet drinks from the bowl it automatically fills up. Not too ha...

Potato battery

Suggested Age: 10

Mildly Challenging (5)

You can power a lightbulb with with just a few household items and a potato. The chemical reaction between the juices in the potato, zinc nails, an...

M35 ss sugarrocket opener

Suggested Age: 11

Mildly Challenging (5)

You can buy rockets from most hobby stores, but it's more fun and interesting to build your own. You can do so using relatively easy-to-find materi...

Denistytower

Suggested Age: 8

Mildly Challenging (5)

Fun experiment where you create a tower of liquids that have different densities, creating a visual tower. You can also add in objects that have di...

Peppers ghost illusion

Suggested Age: 12

Challenging (6)

Pepper’s Ghost is a special effects technique for creating transparent ghostly images. It works by reflecting the image of a ghost off of a sheet o...

Foxholeradio

Suggested Age: 14

Challenging (7)

Create a working radio using simple materials. It's called a foxhole radio because soldiers used to build them in World War II using spare parts.