My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so kitchen science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. Plus they are educational. It is amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and foods from the fridge. You probably already have most of these supplies in your kitchen right now. I asked my girls to help me round-up some of our favorite kitchen science experiments for this post. There are a few of these experiments that you can even eat- yummy! That sounds like a good time to me.
Spend some time in the kitchen exploring these 10 fun and easy food science experiments! Read on for the details.
10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids
1. Dancing Raisins: Your kiddos will be mesmerized by this experiment. Head over to Buggy and Buddy for the tutorial.
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2. Invisible Ink: Painting with Citrus: Use extra lemons and limes to make invisible ink. Tinkerlab has the instructions for this experiment.
3. Ice Cream in a Bag: Who knew you could make ice cream in a bag? Love this one! Check it out over on I Can Teach My Child.
4. Cabbage Leaves and Food Coloring: Kids will love watching the leaves absorb all of the different colors. Paging Fun Mums has the step-by-step instructions.
5. Can You Sink a Marshmallow?: Find out how to sink a marshmallow with this fun experiment. Visit Steve Spangler’s Blog for the full tutorial.
6. Solar Oven S’Mores: Check out this experiment from Simple Kids.
7. Kool Aid Puffy Paint: Create your own puffy paint to craft with! Loving this kitchen experiment from Learn Play Imagine.
8. Science on a Stick: Rock Candy: Super fun and super YUMMY kitchen experiment. Read all the details from The Kitchen Pantry Scientist
9. Two Toothy Eggsperiments: Get out your eggs for this cool experiment from Luv Pre-K.
10. Gummy Bear Science: Gummy bears would be so fun to experiment with! Head over to Science for Kids to see what this experiment is all about.
Don’t these experiments sound exciting? Try these out for an afternoon of boredom busting, a snow day at home, or even make great ideas for a birthday party. I love that these kitchen experiments are perfect for kids of all ages. Which one is your favorite?
If you have done any kitchen experiments before, we’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!