8. Soap Clouds
I’ve done this a handful of times with my kids (even my teenager loves it), and it just never gets old. It’s one of the coolest science experiments you’ll ever do with your microwave. It’s kind of scary to think what might be in a plain old bar of Ivory soap, but who cares when it’s this much fun! You can also make fun soap shapes with cookie cutters once you’re done with all of the soap cloud excitement. Go check out the instructions and more photos here.
9. Easy Marble Maze
This little project will not only keep the kids busy, but is also a great learning experience for them. Cutting and placing the straws to make a good maze for the marble may take some trial and error, so be sure to place all of the straws where you want them before glueing the straws down. Go get the full instructions here!
10. Expanding On An Image
This makes drawing so much more fun! Cut out images from a magazine, newspaper, or old card, and then glue them to paper. Then expand on the image using your imagination (pencil, watercolor, markers, etc.). You could do several cut-outs on one piece of paper to make it even more intriguing for the kids. Read more here.