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So for today,I’ll give you some nice & creative DIY projects that you can do to kill time during holidays or simply to have some fun with colours & science..
YAYY ! Science party xD
“You’re never too old for rainbows, explosions, or rainbow explosions.”
1.Fireworks in a Jar
If you have a little one who is fascinated with colors and fireworks, this simple experiment is for you (or your child)
You will need oil, water,a bowl and food coloring in assorted colors & a mason jar.
Fill the jar three-quarters full with warm water.
In a separate bowl, add three to four tablespoons of oil. Add several drops of food coloring in various colors to the bowl of oil. Use a fork to mix the oil and food coloring together until small beads of color form.
Slowly pour the oil mixture into the jar of water.
Gently pour the oil mixture
The science: the food coloring will slowly sink out of the oil and into the water. When this happens, it will expand and begin to mix with the other colors.Food coloring dissolves in water but not in oil. Because the oil is less dense than the water, it will float at the top.
2. Galaxy in a jar
This one is so easy to make. You can even gift it to someone. It looks like you have put a lot of time & effort doing it when you didn’t. Its so easy to make. Great decoration idea or gift idea
1. A transparent jar or bottle with a good lid
2. Cotton balls
5. Food coloring or fabric dye (usually pinks and blues are the best, but you can choose any color that you like)
6. A pencil, straw, or other small stick
To begin this fun project take you jar and make sure it’s all cleaned out. Then add some water to fill the jar up less than half way (as marked by the arrow in the picture )
Next, add the food coloring of your choice to the water, and mix it together with a pencil or straw.
Now add enough cotton depending on the size and shape of your jar. Make sure to completely soak it in the dyed water and keep pressing down with your straw until the cotton fully submerged. Then add some glitter to the solution and shake it up so that the glitter spreads
The next step is a little different. First you are going to put more cotton on top of the first level, to create a second layer. Then make a solution of water and another color of dye in a separate container and pour that solution over the second layer of cotton. Then add more glitter and spread it around with a straw.
Keep repeating the last step until you have many layers of color and your jar is filled to the top. Secure your nebula bottle with a lid and we are done!
3. DIY RAINBOW Bouncy Balls
Making glowing RAINBOW Bounce Balls is a simple activity,.to make Glowing RAINBOW Bounce Balls you will need to first make 6 separate balls, one in each color of the rainbow
To Make Each Ball Combine:
1/2 Tsp of Borax
4 Tbsp of Corn Starch
4 Tbsp of warm water]
Combine in a small bowl, mixing until all ingredients are dissolved
In a separate Bowl Combine:
- 1 Tbsp white glue
- 1 Tsp Fluorescent or Glow in the Dark Paint
Mix well until the paint is completely blended into the glue –
Once the ingredients of both bowls are well mixed combine the two bowls. Allow the ingredients to react by themselves for a minute before stirring them. As you stir a sticky hard, slimy material will form.
Take the material, and continue to work it with your hands, rolling and shaping it into a ball
As you roll the material it will lose it’s sliminess and become dry and rather hard, yet still moldable
Once you have formed 6 separate balls, break them apart. We broke each ball into 6 pieces to make 6 RAINBOW bounce balls –
Take the 6 pieces and work the varying colors together. We stretched and pulled them into a RAINBOW before rolling them together to form our bouncing balls. –
4.DIY bath bomb
Try this effective DIY bath bomb to make great bath bombs[nearly like a lush bath bomb] at an affordable price.
- 8 oz. baking soda
- 4 oz Citric Acid
- 4 oz. corn starch
- 4 oz. Epsom salts
- 3/4 tsp water
- 2 tsp. essential oil (I used peppermint)
- 2.5 tsp almond oil or other light oil
- A few drops food coloring
Gather your dry ingredients and dump all of your dry ingredients into one big bowl and stir.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir, using a whisk. Mixture should clump together in your hands.
Pack mixture tightly into first half of plastic ornament and leave it for some hours before removing it from the mould
You can create many of these using different food colours and create any pattern you like. Play with the food coloring to create galaxy or jupiter bath bombs
You can even pack it nicely and gift it to a friend
5.Marbled Milk Paper
- Almond Milk preferred (Cow’s milk may be substituted)
- Watercolor Paper
- Dish soap
- Q-tips or toothpicks
- Food Coloring or Liquid Watercolors
- Eye Droppers (if using liquid watercolors)
- Tray/Shallow Dish
Step One: Cut your watercolor paper to a size that easily fits within your tray. Place the stack of paper near your tray; once your start swirling the colors you will have to work quickly to get the best effects.
Step Two: Pour roughly 3-4 tablespoons of almond milk into a tray; basically enough for a thin layer of milk that covers the bottom of your tray.
Step Three: Add in drops of food coloring around the milk.
Step Four: Add a couple dollops of dish soap around the tray. The soap and food coloring will now start interacting.
Step Five: Using a q-tip or toothpick, begin swirling the colors.
Step Six: Before the colors get too mixed together take one sheet of paper and lay it on top of the milk mixture. Press down. Gently lift it, set aside to dry, and continue with additional sheets.
Step Seven: Let everything dry completely.
The verdict :
Wished I knew that before.Creative idea for Art class :)
6.Frozen Erupting Snowballs
- baking soda dough
- squeezy bottles
I pulled out our bin of Frozen baking soda dough, and we formed balls, adding small amounts of water to make the dough hold its shape. We added the water slowly to avoid dissolving the baking soda. As each ball was formed I set it on a cookie sheet.- says LearnPlayImagine
Leave them to cool in the fridge.Then take your squeezy bottles,fill it with vinegar & here we go!
That was colorful :P
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