Fizzing Snow Sherbet

Want to have a little fun and make a kitchen science experiment? You’ll need just a few ingredients and a mouth for tasting!   What You Need   1 tsp baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) 1 tsp citric acid (found in the baking section of supermarkets) 3 Tbsp icing...

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Four Fun STEM Activities

School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn’t have to stop! You’ll find STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities in many out-of-school time programs because there’s clear evidence that hands-on STEM activities give youth...

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Mother’s Day Bubble Paint Hydrangea

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas you can make for Mom using homemade bubble paint! This activity is perfect for children ages 3 through early elementary school. Note that an adult’s help is needed to make the bubble paint. This...

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Craft a Butterfly

Did you know spring is the season in which the most new life occurs? In fact, for many animals and insects like butterflies, spring is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. We’re celebrating warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and lush fields with a fun butterfly...

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Make an Air Cannon

Gather your supplies and get ready, because we’re about to create an air cannon that can combat air resistance to send a pom-pom ball soaring into the air. That pom-pom won’t know what hit it. What You Need 16-oz. paper cup Duct tape Pencil Plastic newspaper bag or...

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Three Healthy Treats

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trio of healthy treats. These recipes are packed with nutrition, flavor and more importantly, love. They’re not only delicious, they’re also whimsical and fun to eat as a lunch box treat or party snack. FROZEN YOGURT BITES This...

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You can learn about three forces — gravity, adhesion and cohesion — with one nifty experiment! You see, water molecules are attracted to each other. This is called cohesion. Water molecules are also attracted to other molecules, like the ones in the string. This is...

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Jolly Gingerbread

The countdown to Christmas is underway, but there’s still plenty of time get into the holiday spirit. We’ve got the scoop on how to make a festive classic: the gingerbread house. Gather family and friends to build this iconic holiday craft. You can even create a...

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Stained Glass Autumn Leaves

This sensory-related art experience results in beautiful “stained-glass” leaves to brighten any window on a fall day. It’s a perfect activity for toddlers through early elementary school-age kids using simple household materials. An adult’s help will be needed for...

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Make a Bat Decoration

Happy October, everyone! We’re getting into the spooky spirit with a fun craft for all ages. Austin is known for its large migrating bat population, and we think it’s high time we celebrate these amazing, airborne animals! Learn how to make your very own paper bat and...

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Paper Rockets

Three … two … one… BLAST OFF! Today you’re an aerospace engineer, and your goal is to make a rocket fly.  As you exhale, the air in your lungs will move through a straw and into the rocket. When the air enters the rocket, it has nowhere else to go, so pressure will...

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Bento Lunchboxes

With this creative take on back-to-school lunches, kids will look forward to exploring their lunchbox and eating a fun, healthy meal. In Japan, bento is a style of meal that’s elaborately decorated and divided into sections. The bento method is a fun way to try new...

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