Due to the "Harry Potter Mania" in my household, my children have been creating potions on a regular basis. Here are a few of our favourites so far. Please ensure that a parent does any of the work with boiling water.

Bendable Bones       Creative Crystals       Edible Glass

Invisible Ink       Magic Squishing Hand

Ideas for a "Potion Kit" that you child can mix whatever they like. My children have come up with some great bubbling, slimy mixtures all on their own. I can't even imagine names for them or duplicate them so you are on your own. I was certain to point out that scientists must always keep their areas clean and their mixtures separate in order to be creative.

Must Have Other Ideas
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Plastic spoons or Popsicle sticks & bowls
  • Imagination
  • Cornstarch
  • Icing sugar
  • Brown sugar (clumpy is great)
  • Candies
  • Coffee grinds
  • Bread crumbs
  • Medicine droppers
  • Rice
  • More Imagination ...


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