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    19 Kitchen Science Experiments You Can Eat

    Play, learn, eat, repeat.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    1. Make some edible stretchy slime.

    funathomewithkids.com

    Fun at Home With Kids has recipes for both this edible slime and a chocolate version that only smells good enough to eat.

    2. Explore the changing states of liquid to solid with Jell-O dough.

    Find out how from The Krazy Coupon Lady.

    3. Learn about crystals and make your own rock candy.

    4. Learn about luminescence with glowing Jell-O.

    instructables.com

    The secret is tonic water. Full tutorial HERE.

    5. Journey to the center of the earth and learn about the layers on the way.

    cakecrumbs.me

    Recipe and instructions via Cake Crumbs.

    6. Pop some corn the old-fashioned way (but, still use a microwave.)

    tinkerlab.com

    Full tutorial on Tinkerlab.

    7. Refresh with fizzing lemonade.

    learnwithplayathome.com

    Mix a base with an acid and create your own carbonation. Recipe at Learn With Play at Home.

    8. Explore the rock cycle with Starbursts!

    lemonlimeadventures.com

    Lemon Lime Adventures has the tutorial for three different types.

    9. Cloudy with a chance of getting eaten.

    queenvannacreations.com

    Learn about weather cycles while you enjoy your Jell-O sky and whipped cream clouds at Queen Vanna Creations.

    10. Get hip to herbs and spices with this naturally scented and colored play dough.

    craftulate.com

    Learn how at Craftulate.

    11. Deliciously study the phases of the moon.

    12. Play with magic mud.

    youtube.com

    Potatoes and cornstarch are all you need for this luminous goo. Watch the tutorial HERE.

    13. Learn about the butterfly life cycle.

    myjoyfilledlife.com

    Much faster and more delicious than waiting for real caterpillars to metamorphosize.

    14. Create an edible water bottle.

    youtube.com

    Cool AND eco-friendly! Learn how HERE.

    15. Make your own water beads!

    growingajeweledrose.com

    Awesome for sensory play, catapults, and fun! Tutorial at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

    16. Get down with Plate Tectonics.

    17. Have fun with sherbet.

    laughingkidslearn.com

    Chemical reactions meet sweet treats. Learn how at Laughing Kids Learn.

    18. Find out if you can actually walk on egg shells.

    stevespanglerscience.com

    If you achieve it, your reward is you can still cook those eggs. Take the challenge at Steve Spangler Science.

    19. Discover the magic of shadow tracing.

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