Science Fun

Bouncy Balls

Pick up this fun little kit at Master Mind Toys for under $10. Pictured here, our results!


You will need two separate bowls for this project.

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspooon Borax (found at Loblaws in the laundry aisle)

  • 1 bottle clear school glue (must be clear! We used Elmer's)
  • food colouring (3-5 drops)
  • 1/2 cup water

Add Borax mixture to glue mixture.

Store in an air tight container.

Aqua Sand

We tried Aqua Sand for the first time a few weeks ago when we found it on clearance. We carefully added the sand to the water. (Hard to get a good photo). Any sand that was not in the water - remained dry. Sand we emerged in water became pliable. We could [somewhat] shape it and design it under water. The best part was scooping it up under water and bringing it to the surface. MAGICALLY dry again!

Soap Cloud Experiment

This was AMAZING to watch. Place a bar of Ivory Soap (must be Ivory) on a plate or paper towel and microwave for about 1 minute. It take about 20 seconds before you see it starting to develop into a "cloud". Once fully expanded, kids can play with it and mould it for a few minutes before it becomes crumbly. And even after that, you could add to a car wash sensory bin!

You will need:
  • Bar of Ivory Soap (New in package)
  • Paper Towel or paper plate
  • Microwave
Squishy Baff

Have you tried Squishy Baff (as seen on TV) yet? It makes an excellent sensory bin base. Kids love feeling the texture between their fingers and we do too!