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How to build an igloo snow fort

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This is fun. Just 3 steps to help winter spies do what they do best. read more

I’ve glued the fall to my wall: How to make a leaf collage

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I wanted to hold on to the fall colors. Here’s how we made leaf collages, and leaf Christmas ornaments. And where do leaves get their colors anyway? read more

A recipe for creativity

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On the joy—and theft—of making gingerbread houses. read more
Trick-or-treat at home

Fun pumpkin ideas for kids and grown-ups

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Need some pumpkin inspiration? Here are Halloween pumpkin ideas that we’ve done—some easy, some trickier, all fun. read more
Cornflour slime experiment

Cornflour slime: sink your fingers into this bizarre oobleck

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It turns hard when you hit or squeeze it. But treat this oobleck gently, and you’ll have runny slime to pass the time. read more

How you like them apples? Sparking kids’ creativity with a dash of art history

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Apple said Think Different. But how do you sow different thinking in kids? Here’s one way we tried, starting with familiar fruit. read more

Can you walk on eggs? All but one of us can

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Step right up. The incredible edible egg has got some secret strength. Experience it first-hand, then find out why it works—for most of us. read more
Dancing raisins in glass experiment

Dancing raisins: defy gravity with this quick experiment

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A little bubbly, a few raisins, and a lot of fun. This ain’t no Mexican jumping bean. It’s an easy experiment to see density and buoyancy in action. read more
Make a reading tree

The reading tree: how to get kids excited to read

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Grow a beautiful memory of what your kids read, and a visual motivator to keep them turning those pages. read more

Legos, honey, and ping pong balls: A fun experiment with density

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Pour in some liquids, drop in some solids, and learn why layers lie. read more