How to: Solar Oven for Kids (+patriotic marshmallows)

The fourth of July is a perfect day to spend in the sun with your friends and family. But, we are little more limited since I have a little one who doesn’t like fireworks. So, after the parade this morning, we decided to do a project that was a little more low-key and built a solar oven to cook some s’mores. (Marshmallows are something we all can agree on.

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Free Home Depot Workshop for Kids

On the first Saturday of every month, Home Depot stores around the country hold a free workshop for kids. Kids get to use “mommy and daddy tools” to assemble pre-cut kits of that month’s project. It’s a great way to expose your children to tools safely and the kid sized projects leave less room for frustration.

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Make Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag

Whether you are exploring senses, chemistry, states of matter, solutions, or realistically just want your kids to make you some ice cream, this is a fantastic activity. It only takes about fifteen minutes, a few simple ingredients, and some upper body strength (just kidding – mostly).

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How to: Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

First off, there are many ways to make french toast, and none of them are bad (in my humble opinion). But, I always forget that it’s an option until I have stale bread and no ideas for breakfast. However, now that I’ve made it once, my daughter is obsessed and wants to make it every morning (Definitely not happening – but, I’ve given in a few times. Let’s be honest, I want to eat it, too). French toast sticks are perfect for small hands. No utensils required.

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Easy Molecular Gastronomy – Cold Oil Spherification

Molecular gastronomy is a food science that combines physics and chemistry to experiment with tastes and textures of food. It’s an intriguing (and delicious) form of cooking that uses a mixture of creativity, precision, and experimentation of various elements to transform the way we think about food. While we have barely scratched the surface of the art, we started with something simple: spherification.

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Bubble Painting – A DIY Toddler Activity

Kids love bubbles. Kids love painting. I’m half convinced that it’s mostly because both activities are messy. And, kids have this sense for enjoying the things that require the most clean-up for their parents.

So, of course you should mix the two. Right? Well, if you’re a glutton for punishment this is a perfect activity for you.

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