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A Science Theme Party, also sometimes called a Mad Scientist Party, can be a lot of fun for kids party ideas.
With a bunch of science experiments, the activities take care of themselves! No need to plan a lot of kids party games.
And kids LOVE to do science experiments.
So, this party easily made our children's birthday party ideas list!
Easy Science Party Ideas
Give everyone a lab coat as they arrive. To make one, just slit a man's large t-shirt up the front.
You can also mouse everyone's hair so it sticks straight up and have rubber gloves and safety goggles for everyone.
For a fun birthday party treat, serve jello with gummy worms inside
If you have a large number of party guests, divide them into groups, sending them to experiment "stations", group by group. Just have a different adult in charge of each station.
If this is a sleepover science theme party, watch a fun movie like Back to the Future. (Amazon)
To make a science flask cake - Make a round 2 layer cake. Stand a cardboard paper towel tube up in the center. Then frost it to look like a science flask. Add a bit of cotton candy coming out of the top so it looks like it is smoking or bubbling over.
Science Party Favor
As a party favor, send a "crystal making kit" home with each guest!
Bottom of Alum (find in the spice section of the grocery store)
Instructions (include with the supplies):
Pour 2 cups of water into a 1 quart jar.
Add entire bottle of Alum
Heat in microwave 3 to 5 minutes.
Make a shape out of the pipe cleaner.
Place pipe cleaner in the jar. You can hang it into the jar by wrapping one end around a pencil and setting the pencil over the jar.
Leave the pipe cleaner in the alum solution for 2 hours. The longer you leave it, the larger the crystals will grow (we like to leave ours for a few days!)
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