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Skittles Experiment Melting Magic

Skittles Experiment Melting Magic - Quick and easy science projects for kids, low cost school science fair projects

Who has heard of the Skittles Experiment Melting Magic  – Quick and easy science projects for kids.  This is so simple but SO MUCH FUN.  My kids have done it several times, but every time we do it, they ooh and aah and ask if they can do it again. Another great thing about Skittles Experiment Melting Magic , is it is low cost. Plus you normally have everything you need right in your kitchen.

Who is ready to get started? To make your very own Skittles Experiment Melting Magic  you will need:

  • Skittles
  • White plate or bowl
  • Cup with warm water

Yes that is right, all you need is 3 items!  To get started you will need to find a FLAT surface that does not wiggle. A sturdy table or counter is best. We tried to do this outside on the grass, but we could find a level spot.  It is important to let you kids know that if you bump or wiggle the plate the colors will “blur” together. This will make them look muddy instead of like a pretty rainbow. Skittles Experiment Melting Magic - Quick and easy science projects for kids, low cost school science fair projects

Start by putting your Skittles around the edge of the plate. You can put them in any order. But this is also a great time to teach your kids about patterns. My kids decided to do a pattern around the plate.  Once you have the Skittles lined up slowly pour in the warm water. You want the warm water to cover them halfway.  Now you just wait for the  Skittles Experiment Melting Magic to work. It starts working its magic within just a few seconds.  Make sure you do not bump the plate.

The colors will start to stretch or melt into the middle of the plate, creating a rainbow.  You can watch the rainbow grow right before your eyes. Not sure about your kids, but mine were happy to eat the candy even after they were wet and the color was gone off the back side. Not sure if I should be proud or grossed out by this, lol. What is the old saying, “waste not, want not” I guess it is nice they are not wasting candy.

Hope you enjoy Skittles Experiment Melting Magic, as much as my kids did! We would love to hear what your family thought if you try it too!

 

Skittles Experiment Melting Magic - Quick and easy science projects for kids, low cost school science fair projects

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How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, NO SEWING made for less than $10

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How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, NO SEWING required and made for less than $10.00.  Perfect for Halloween, dress up or a Frozen Party.  My cute little niece wants to be Elsa for Halloween. So I decided to see if I could make her a Frozen Elsa Dress, using the same concept that I used to make a Tutu a few years ago. It turned out adorable, so I thought I would show you how to make one too.

Refer to the video  How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, if you have any trouble. Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostume  To make this dress all you need is:

I purchased these supplies at my local craft store (Michael’s to be exact).  I was able to purchase all the supplies for under $10 ( I did use a 50% off coupon on the large spool of white tulle).  BUT if your local store is out, or you don’t have time to shop you can order it online. Most of it ships for FREE too, just make sure to check shipping times.

Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostumeStart by cutting TWO pieces of  white tulle that will be the main base of the dress.   Measure around the child to see how big around (wide) the dress will be.  Make a small knot to mark the measurement of the child on the strip.  You then need to add at least 2-3 feet on each side of that to allow space for the ties (when you tie the dress on the child). Now you need to tie these two pieces of tulle to a chair, bar stool or something solid so you can start to tie your other tulle strips on to make your dress. Tie them in a bow at the bottom so they are easy to release from the chair.

Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostumeNow to figure out how LONG your dress needs to be.  You need to cut your dress strips TWICE the height you need the dress to be.  So if you want the dress 2 feet tall you need to cut 4 ft  strips.  I found it is easiest to have the person I am making the dress for reach their arms out side to side and have me wrap the tulle around and around then cut one end for even strips. Their arm width is the same as their height.  If you have a small child this task becomes hard so you can use a piece of cardboard or an adult holding their hands the width of what the child would be.

How many dress strips do you need?  Each dress will vary depends on how big around your child is.  But on average you need two strips per inch around the child.  So if you measured 20 inches around the rib cage, then you are going to need around 40-50 dress strips.

Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostumeCut ALL your glitter blue, and blue tulle strips (SAVE one (non glitter strip) back to use as a necktie for the dress).

Start in the middle of the white tulle that you tied to the chairs.  You want to start your first knot on the TOP row.  Fold the tulle in half, create a loop on the top half, put it UNDER the white tulle and then bring the bottom thru the hole to create a knot.  The glitter tulle is stiff and hard to work with, so don’t give up. The other strips will be much easier.

Remember you can refer to the video  How to make a Frozen Elsa Dress, if you have any trouble.

Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostumeOnce you get the upper knot done, you need to then tie a knot on the bottom row of white.  Lay the tulle over the bottom white strip, and wrap the blue tulle up and around to create another knot.  Pull that knot tight and start the process over again.  Do one on each side, over and over till you run out of blue glitter strips.  Next move on and do the same thing with the light blue tulle (without glitter), do one on each side over and over.

Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostumeOnce you are done with all the blue dress strips start adding the white strips.  One to each side, then repeat the process again. Once you are done tie a blue strip right in the middle to use as a neck tie or halter tie. Double check to make sure you have enough white strips to go around to cover the child’s back.

Frozen Elsa Dress, How to make a Disney Frozen Elsa Dress with NO SEWING and made for UNDER $10, #Frozen, #ElsaDress, #ElsaCostumeAt this point you are done… simple as that you have made a FROZEN ELSA dress.  Low cost, but adorable as can be!  The dress took me less than 30 minutes to make, but if it is your first time it might take you 45 minutes to an hour.

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DIY Emoji party invitations, teen or tween party idea

Looking for a fun party theme for your teen or tween, DIY Emoji party invitations, teen or tween party idea

DIY Emoji party invitations, teen or tween party idea

DIY Emoji party invitations, teen or tween party idea

I love making invitations for my kid’s birthday parties, but don’t want to take forever or spend a lot of money.

My daughter had a birthday and it was time to come up with something fitting for her.

You will need

Yellow cardstock or construction paper

markers, vinyl or paper in black, white, red

markers to write the party details on the back

scissors or a circle template cutter

I cut my circles in 4 inches and they seem to be perfect for a party invitation.

Begin by cutting your yellow cardstock into circles. I love this Martha Stewart circle cutter that I have had for years. You do need a self healing mat if you are going to use a cutter like this though.

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Once you have your circles cut it is time to decorate them. Scraps of vinyl were used and I have the faces used if you are interested in them. I created them myself, so I don’t mind sharing. They were made on my trusty silhouette, so they are in that format, so shoot me a message or post in the comments if you are interested.

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Just write your party information on the back and you are done. This would also be cute as a party banner, party coasters, so many options and they are so cute!

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3D Salt Painting ~ Easy Crafts for Kids

My 5 year old and I made some fun salt paintings today. Salt painting are fun because they stick up off the page and have bold vibrant colors. You can drop the colors onto the salt and watch it follow the path, such a fun way to make a pretty picture. PLUS they are budget friendly and FAST to make… two things that are important for me, that way I don’t feel bad when I toss this in the trash after it has been proudly displayed in our house for a few days.

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To make these you will need

  • Cardboard or poster board (thick paper plates work well too)
  • Elmers school glue
  • Table salt
  • Food coloring (diluted with water)
  • Eye dropper
  • Little hands ready to make a project

Draw your image on the cardboard, make sure some of the lines overlap so the color has a path to follow. Cover with salt, tap off the extra salt and  set aside to dry. In small bowl drop a few drops of food color, then dilute it with water to thin down the color.  Use an eye dropper to suck up some color and drop it on the salt. Watch it follow the salt lines and make a beautiful picture.

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