Ooodles of inspiring Halloween science projects, experiments, ideas and seasonal recipes for play to make the most of Halloween for the kids this year.
Get ready for a lot of messy fun this Halloween with deliciously ewwwy monster slime, play dough brain surgery, pumpkin goop, melting hands, candy experiments, spooky noise makers, fizzing eyeballs and so much more.
Halloween-Inspired Science Experiments & Activities for Kids
Science doesn’t have to be dreary and boring, especially when you mix science with Halloween fun! This Halloween season is the perfect time of year to do slimy, messy, Halloween science experiments.
It is a great way to learn, while learning about the scientific method, chemical reactions, air pressure, and more!
These are some of our favorite Halloween science experiments and hope have a spooktacular time doing them.
Fun and Spooky Halloween Science Experiments For Kids
Candy Corn Experiment
Use candy corn and the scientific method to learn about science with this sweet Halloween science experiment. It is so much fun! Via KidsActivitiesBlog
DIY Monster Slime
Make a mixture that splats, sticks, oozes, flops and stretches!! just one of the genius recipes for play by Caroline Gravino of Salsa Pie for PBS Parents
Your kids will be mesmerized by all the gorgeous colorful paint drippage! So fun by There’s Just One Mommy.
Flying Tea Bag Ghosts
Kids science doesn’t get much cooler than these fun flying tea bag ghosts! via Playdough To Plato. What a fun way to learn about convection and air pressure.
Slimy Pumpkin Fun for Toddlers and Little Ones
This looks like the best, drizzly, slimy goodness. Even the moms couldn’t keep their hands out of it! see the magic play group on MeriCherry. This is such a fun experiment, the red slime looks almost like fake blood.
5 Messy Ways to Play Brain Surgeon
Perfect for Halloween or Mad Scientist parties – I think the play dough surgery is my favourite. via leftbraincraftbrain
Pumpkin Goop / Oobleck
The very best gloopy messy seasonal sensory play, starting with choosing the pumpkin! check out this fun recipe from sunhatsandwellieboots
Exciting bubbling action that lasts through the day – this no-cook recipe is fun to make and fun to play with ¦. fab idea from epicfunforkids
Melting Halloween Hands
Salt and Ice Experimenting – awesome activity for kids by Happy Houligans. Watch the kids work together until they get the very last Halloween goody out of the ice.
Kids adore fizzing activities and this one, with a Halloween twist, will delight for sure!! via blogmemom
Jack-o-Lantern Squish Bag for Babies and Toddlers
This takes only about two minutes to put together, and your kids will just love to play with them. The photographs are adorable on fantasticfunandlearning
5 Great Science Experiments Using Left-over Candy
What to do with ALL that Halloween candy?!? ¦ in the name of science just sacrifice some! with playdrhutch
Creepy Crawlies & Candy Science
Marshmallows and liquorice creations. Great fun from inspirationlaboratories
Science Experiment With Halloween Candy
Candy science! This science experiment with Halloween candy. Learn about acids with candy and baking soda. Via KidsActivitiesBlog
Make fun experiments with the candy you can’t or won’t eat because of the colorings in it. Colorful candy is perfect for these candy experiments. via KidsActivitiesBlog
Candy Corn Sensory Slime
Use your left over candy corn for for a fun sensory experience with Craftulate
Pumpkin-cano Sensory Science
Just watch your kids faces when they see the fizzing foam come out! love this from littlebinsforlittlehands (photo above)
Make Some Spooky Noises
Makes eerie sounds like a creaking door or creaking steps with a plastic cup! defiantly making with the help of Science Sparks
Static Electricity Dancing Ghosts and Bats
Use the technique in this Kids Activities Blog to create dancing paper ghosts, pumpkins bats for Halloween static fun, Just cut simple pumpkin, bat and ghost shapes from tissue paper and watch the magic
Learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin – dig in and squish away with Earlylivingideas.
Ooey, Gooey Halloween Science Experiments
Oh My!! this is a must do activity for kids this Halloween. what fun!! photo below left by Little Bins For Little Hands for b-inspiredmama
More baking soda and vinegar mixed with googly eyes, plastic spiders – whatever you have at hand!! great Halloween science fun via simplefunforkids
Glow in the Dark Play Dough
Aren’t the effects magical!! see how to make on sunhatsandwellieboots
A Rotten Science Adventure
What happens to the pumpkin when you leave it to rot after Halloween?. Hello, Science Project! right here on KidsActivitiesBlog
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