Make It: Science Party
Colorful candy, sweet experiments and dry ice create a formula for fun.
Break out the lab coats, googles and practice your best mad scientist laughs for a day of fun (and shhhh, learning). Here are some ideas for decorations, snacks, and links to a variety of experimental fun for all ages.
Laboratory glassware looks festive filled with candies in bright greens, blues, reds and yellows. We bought our flasks, beakers and test tubes locally at Hawaii Chemical & Scientific. 2363 N. King St., (808) 841-4265, hawaiiscientific.com
Add an element of surprise with scientific names for everything from bottled water to salty (NaCl) pretzel sticks. Create a “make-your-own molecule” station where kids can use toothpicks to string together healthy, atom-shaped snacks.
Game idea: Fill a flask or beaker with gumballs and ask the kids to guess how many “atoms” there are. The winner takes it home!
Take home test tubes packed with pop rocks, crystalized sugar, sour belts and other taste experiments. We picked our own colors at Candy Carousel at Kāhala Mall. Mix up your own slime and package it in a small mason jar or petri dish to take home.
Find our DIY:
- Dry ice fun (and where to buy it)
- Traditional, cornstarch and fluffy slime
- Solar ovens
- Foam rainbows
- Rock Candy Geodes
- Rainbow towers