Try these simple, fun, and frugal kitchen science experiments with your kids! Each experiment requires common materials that you probably already have in your cupboards. And be sure to check out our growing list of over 20 kitchen science experiments for kids!

Many times when I talk to parents about doing science activities with their children they express anxiety over doing the science correctly, making a giant mess, or the difficulty and expense of obtaining special materials.

I’m here to tell you that some of the best science at home can be done for FREE. Or almost free, at least.

Try these simple, fun, and frugal kitchen science experiments with your kids! Each experiment requires common materials that you probably already have.

All of the activities listed below are simple kitchen science experiments that can be done with materials you probably already have. Things like food coloring (LOTS of it), vegetable oil, salt, milk, eggs, baking soda, vinegar, and food scraps you were going to throw away anyway.

Kitchen Science Experiments

Try these simple, fun, and frugal kitchen science experiments with your kids! Each experiment requires common materials that you probably already have.

Fizzy Color Changing Reaction

Surface Tension | Drops of Water on a Coin

Magic Milk

Make Homemade Butter from Happy Hooligans

Wizard’s Brew from Babble Dabble Do

Fishing for Ice

Try these simple, fun, and frugal kitchen science experiments with your kids! Each experiment requires common materials that you probably already have.

Soda Can Submarine

The Naked Egg Experiment

Homemade Ice Cream

Natural Egg Dye + Acid/Base Chemistry

Which Witch is a Real Witch? | A Lesson in Density

Make Your Own pH Indicator

Colorful Bombs

Summer Ice Slush

Grow a Kitchen Garden from Modern Parents Messy Kids

Orange Buoyancy Science Experiment from Playdough to Plato

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of these kitchen science experiments! When kids engage in STEM activities they learn to experiment and create, in addition to learning amazing scientific principles. Give kitchen science a try and see what happens!

This post is being written as part of the STEM on a Budget Series. Click on the image below for several more frugal STEM activities!

Try these simple, fun, and frugal kitchen science experiments with your kids! Each experiment requires common materials that you probably already have.

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By | 2017-03-30T22:21:12+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Kitchen Science, Science|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Heather March 22, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to try some of these with my kids! Great roundup 🙂

  2. Michelle March 24, 2016 at 7:59 am - Reply

    What a fun list! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Madison H. February 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    I’m planning to do one of these for school!!! Thanks!!!

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