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I’ve got a budding scientist in my home, who continues to ask for science kits and projects to do. I thought I would pull together a young scientist gift guide.

Young Scientist Gift Guide

Gifts for kids who love science

There are some great science kits out there, of course slime is still very hot, but there’s more to do and even eat with prices starting at $5 there’s something for everyone!

Crayola Color ChemistyCrayola Color Chemistry Set
Chemistry just got super colorful with this kit from Crayola. With 50 experiments (16 out of the box & 34 using household items) the instructions are easy for kids to follow, and since it’s developed by Crayola Scientists you know it’s going to be colorful.

Veternary Science KitVeterinary Science Kit
If you have an animal lover who wants to be a Veterinarian one day then this is the kit to check out. Not only is it teaching about animals it’s a little science behind what it takes, you’ll read some x-rays, learn to suture and how to bandage fracture wounds. I just love that it’s teaching the skills and science behind Veterinarians.

Alex Spa DIY Bath Bomb DonutsAlex Spa DIY Bath Bombs Donut
My kids love Bath Bombs, and Donuts so when I saw this kit I know it was a perfect gift. Mix chemicals, colors and scents to create a powdery mix that hardens in a donut shaped mold. Top off your creation with soap sprinkles and dunk it in the tub. As your donut dissolves the water turns effervescent and colorful with a clean relaxing aroma.

Thames & Kosmos Crystal Glow in the Dark KitThames & Kosmos Crystal Glowing: Glow in the Dark Science Experiment Kit
This non-toxic kit does a lot. You’ll learn about the  structure and geometry of crystals. It grows dozens of colorful crystals (2 of them glow in the dark). You’ll measure, and mold your crystals, and then watch them grow. If you have a black light you’ll really see them glow.

Mindware Rocket Science AcademyMindWare Science Academy Rocket Lab
Shoot for the moon with this kit, that teaches you to make 2 rockets and then mix together the ingredients to give a blast off you won’t forget. I also really love that this kit encourages reasoning skills and how to develop hypotheses by conducting fun science experiments using basic chemistry.

Gross Gummy Candy LabGross Gummy Candy Lab: Bugs & Spiders
My kids love gross things, so when I saw this candy lab I knew it would be a hit. Of course they have other labs, Gummy Candy, Chewing Gum and more, but what I love about this is they can eat the finished project. How cool is that.

We discovered these over the summer and had a blast making the little Ooz-o’s. You’re making slime, then giving it a protective shell and then watching it ooze out when you pop it. Depending on the kit you get extra things like eyeballs, or glitter to add. It’s a great activity as a super affordable price.

These kits will give your young scientist lots of fun, learning and laughs. Just remember to keep paper towels close by and be ready to snap photos or help out!

Do you have a budding scientist?

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