10 Gooey Science Experiments for Kids


Cool science experiments for kids which are fun things to do during warm days, snow days, rainy days, and even Spring Break.  These gooey at home science experiments include homemade gak, glow-in-the-dark slime, elephant toothpaste, spaghetti slime, oobleck, rubber slime, glowing goop, flubber and sudsy goop.  Let’s face it, what child doesn’t love to get their hands dirty in something ooey and gooey?!  {{snicker}}  Go through this list of fun things to do that are guaranteed to keep them busy the whole week through.

Gooey Science Experiments for Kids

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Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Recipe

1.  Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Recipe ~ This cool craft is not just for Halloween. Kids will love being scientists for a day and making their own batch of glow in the dark slime.

Dancing Oobleck Activity

2.  Dancing Oobleck Activity ~ A fun hands-on activity for kids using cornstarch, water and food coloring.  After all, what child doesn’t like to get their hands sticky?!

DIY Rubber Slime

3.  DIY Rubber Slime ~ This rubber slime recipe is similar to silly putty, but has a stretchy bouncy texture.

Homemade Silly Putty

4.  Homemade Silly Putty ~ Here is a tutorial for silly putty, that fun tacky stuff everyone loves to play with! Because it’s homemade you’ll know exactly whats in it and can make sure that it is safe and fun for your kiddos! Using food coloring you can dye it any color of your choice!

Spaghetti Slime DIY

5.  Spaghetti Slime DIY ~ A fun boredom buster your kiddo’s will love.  It’s super easy and cheap.  You probably already have all of the ingredients at home.  All you need is spaghetti, food coloring and oil. How cool would this be Halloween and die the pasta red?!   

DIY Reusable Bubbles {gak}

6.  DIY Reusable Bubbles {gak} ~ Kids will have fun blowing bubbles over and over with this gak recipe.  Add glitter or glow-in-the-dark paint for added fun.  When they’re not interested in blowing bubbles anymore they can simply play with it in their hands.

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Elephant Toothpaste

7.  Elephant Toothpaste ~ Dry active yeast and hydrogen peroxide are the key ingredients to make this volcanic concoction.

How to Make Flubber

8.  How to Make Flubber ~  This tutorial will make a fun product your kids of all ages will have a blast playing with! This homemade flubber is a great way for your children to exercise their imaginations! Easy enough to make that your kids can even help in the process!

At Home Science Experiments

Glowing Goop

9.  Glowing Goop ~ This 3-ingredient glowing goop recipe is so simple even your children can make it.  {wink}.  It uses corn starch, water and glow in the dark paint.  For colorful goop you can add food coloring to it.

Sudsy Goop

10.  Sudsy Goop ~ Create your own sudsy goopy mixture using only sudsy water, cornstarch and food coloring.  The mix will resemble paint.  Add glow in the dark paint for added fun!

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