With the holiday season approaching, some kids’ remote learning, and many switching to homeschool it’s no wonder more families are looking for new ways to keep kids busy. One thing we found is that there are so many science experiments you can enjoy with your kids using glue.
These easy kids’ science experiments with glue will give you something fun to do during the holiday break, rainy days, or cold winter days this year. Glue is fun to do science experiments with due to the chemical makeup. Glue is a safe option to use for younger kids to learn about science without getting into harsh chemicals.
Here are just a handful of easy science experiments that you can enjoy doing at home with kids whenever you need to keep the kids entertained or want a new option for your science homeschool unit.
Using just a few ingredients, you can make slime with glue that responds to a magnet. You’ll need liquid starch, glue, iron oxide powder, and a rare earth magnet. Each of these ingredients can be purchased online or at a local craft store. You’ll blend the ingredients and use the rare Earth magnet to pull the slime around.
Make Your Own Glue
Another fun science experiment is to make your own glue. All you need is 1 cup of cornflour or cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 4 cups of hot water. Allow your kids to mix these ingredients until they form into homemade glue.
Make Puffy Paint
This fun science experiment involves using ½ cup of shaving cream, and ½ cup glue. You can add a couple of drops of your favorite color food dye to make each batch of puffy paint into your favorite colors. This is a fun way to experiment with color mixtures, such as blending red and blue food coloring to make purple all the while learning about science.
Food Coloring Magic
Take some glue and squeeze it out onto a surface, such as a craft table. Take your favorite color food coloring and place a few drops on the glue. Grab a Q-tip and place the end of the Q-tip into dish soap. You’ll then take the Q-tip and dab the food coloring. Watch the beautiful color explosion!
These are just a few of our favorite easy kids’ science experiments featuring glue! You’ll love watching your kids have a blast seeing what other experiments they can come up with using everyday school glue.