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Play with Your Food: Science Experiments!

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Be the cool mom and let your kids play with their food. πŸ˜„ These four science experiments, using easy-to-find food ingredients, are sure to wow your kids and keep them busy.

FAKE BOOGERS

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 packets Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • optional Food coloring

Directions

1. First have your kids pour the packets of gelatin into a bowl.
2. Then the adult should pour the boiling water on top of the gelatin. Kids can stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, add corn syrup and food coloring and stir to combine.
4. Next, slowly pour the gelatin mixture into the bowl with corn syrup and stir with a fork. Observe the change in consistency.

ICE CREAM IN A BAG

Ingredients

  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • dash of vanilla
  • chocolate chips
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1/3 cup kosher or rock salt

Directions

1. Pour the half & half into sandwich sized plastic bag. Add sugar, vanilla and chocolate chips, or any other mix-ins you want.
2. Zip up the plastic bag very well.
3. In a gallon sized plastic bag, add ice and salt. Put the sandwich bag with ingredients in the gallon sized bag and zip up.
4. Shake for 10 minutes. Spoon into bowl and then your mouth! πŸ™‚

GLOW IN THE DARK ICE

Ingredients

Directions

1. Freeze tonic water in an ice cube tray overnight.
2. Pop out your tonic water ice cubes into a bowl. Put regular ice cubes in a separate bowl.
3. Find a dark room and test with UV flashlight

DANCING WORMS

Ingredients

  • gummy worms
  • water to cover the worms
  • a few spoonfuls of baking soda
  • glass of vinegar

Directions

1. Cut gummy worms in half with kitchen scissors.
2. Soak worms in just enough water to cover them and mix with a few spoonfuls of baking soda. Let sit for about 30 minutes.
3. Pour a glass of vinegar. Drop the gummy worms in the glass of vinegar, one at a time and watch them slowly dance.

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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 7 and 4). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}