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This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes!  It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

Kitchen Craft: Soap Clouds and homemade kiddie soaps | Our Best Bites

Soap clouds are a fun and easy experiment to do with your kids in the kitchen. If you need more soap fun try making your own soap for the tub.

19 Houseplants That Clean the Air - just realized the reason to have plants in the house.

Types of Houseplants To Clean Indoor Air — Sustainable Baby Steps

Houseplants are a beautiful addition to your home, but it can also help your health by keeping the air clean. Plants like aloe vera, Chinese evergreen, English ivy, moth orchid, peace lily, and snake plant can contribute to the quality of your home's air.

Grow carrots in a 2 liter soda bottle

Kitchen Garden DIY - Kitchen & Garden Inspiration

Kitchen & Garden Inspiration

A website dedicated to science experiments using candy.

Experiments

If you'd like to use a candy experiment at your science fair , here are the guidelines: Your science fair project should be your own work. ...

Make a hovercraft = awesome!

Summer Kid Crafts: Make a Hovercraft

This is a brilliant kid craft--so brilliant that you may indeed find yourself playing with it too. Not that I'd have any experience with tha...

Fun kids' science experiment for St. Patrick's Day!! Rainbow Jar | @Malia Littlefield Littlefield {Playdough to Plato}

Rainbow Jar - Playdough To Plato

This colorful rainbow jar is a surprisingly simple kids' science experiment! In fact, you probably already have everything you'll need.

Build A Battery Out Of Pennies

Build A Battery Out Of Pennies

This is one of those cool "so-thats-how-it-works" projects that is an easy weekend activity to teach yourself (or your kids) the basics of how a battery operates.

How to make a homemade flashlight .... Good Science project!

Flashlight From a Cereal Box and Soda Can | Make:

Recycle a cereal box and a soda can and what do you get? At Instructables Paul Em shows us how to turn these throwaways into slick travel-size

Invention Idea Box - Great for a hands on way to understand inventions!

Making Art At Home: My Favorite Art Supplies for Preschoolers

As the mama of a preschooler, and the teacher of a series of art camps for preschoolers, I'm writing this post today to share some of my favorite Top 12 Arts and Crafts Materials for Preschoolers (ages 3-5) If you missed my first post about my favorite materials for Toddlers (ages 2-3) check it out here. I still use all of those materials with my toddlers but I add some new ones to the mix. 1. Drawing Materials/Tools and 2. Lots of Paper Colored pencils, Crayola Twistables (no sharp points…

Simple Activities for Little Engineers | via Inner Child Fun -- Do your kids enjoy solving problems and figuring out how things work?

Simple Activities for Little Engineers - Inner Child Fun

Do your kids enjoy learning about how things work? Do they love to solve problems? Did they grow up reading classics such as HTML for Babies?? If so, you may be raising an engineer in-the-making! Here are some of our favorite play ideas and activities to foster the next generation of innovators. Newspaper Play Structures — …

Scientific American features a fun, new, science-related activity every Thursday that parents and their six- to 12-year-olds can do together. Adults will find easy-to-follow instructions and simple materials lists as well as additional background to help them explain the key concepts.

Dirty Science: What Makes Soil Become Dense?

An earthy activity from Science Buddies

90 Technology Resources for the Classroom. (pin now, explore later)

How to Make a Collage of Words in Any Shape! • A Turn to Learn

I am SO excited by being able to blog about making a collage of words in any shape! So many people know about Wordle which lets you make awesome “word clouds,” but today we’re going to play around with a fun website called Tagxedo, which in my opinion, is like Wordle on steroids! Now, onto […]

enough to heat a garage.....this site tells you how to do it with soda cans ... heat a greenhouse. Dog houses in the winter?

almost free garage heat – just drink a lot of soda | Hemmings Daily

I've had a few days during the HMX build while I'm either waiting for parts or waiting for something to dry and had some free time. I'm not exactly one to sit a

fire piston cant start a fire from rubbing two sticks together this would be the next best thing

Gray Matter: How to Start a Fire With Only Compressed Air | Survival Spot

You’ve probably seen contestants on Survivor trying to make fire by rubbing sticks together or concentrating sunlight with their eyeglasses. But among

How to make a touch activated light display

Arduino Controlled Interactive Wallpiece

Arduino Controlled Interactive Wallpiece: This project is a subset of my idea of an interactive wall.. so this is an interactive wall-piece.. What does it do ? Mine is a touch activated light display. How does it work? It is controlled by an Arduino UNO which senses the inputs and …