Whether you’re looking for an insanely cool science gift for kids or you need a list of go-to science supplies, this DIY home science kit has you covered. Most of the supplies are available at the Dollar Store and the free experiment cards include four ready to go activities little Einsteins will love.

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DIY Science Kit

Getting Ready

A quick stop at the dollar store was enough to gather most of our supplies:

  • A big plastic tub for storage
  • Olive oil
  • Raisins
  • Safety goggles {from the tool aisle}
  • Balloons {from the party section}
  • White coffee filters
  • A box of tea
  • Alka Seltzer tablets {from the grocery store}

DIY Science Kit Supplies

  • Funnels
  • Bottle of water
  • Magnet {from the toy aisle}
  • Skittles
  • Baking soda
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Dish soap
  • Food coloring {from the grocery store}

Cool Science Kit for Kids Supplies

Total cost: $20. Not bad at all.

The Science Experiments

You’ll be able to do a ton of science experiments with this DIY science kit but, to get young scientists started, I included a set of cards ( available below) walking them through four of our favorites:

Magic Milk

Magic Balloons

Candy Chromatography

States of Matter Balloons


I printed the cards on cardstock to give them extra durability, cut them out and bound them with a book ring.

Awesome DIY Science Kit for Kids

I added the flip book to our big plastic tub and our work was done.

That’s it!

A little prep work that is sure to bring hours of bubbling, flying, morphing fun.

Grab Your Download

Click the blue download button below to snag your four free science activity cards.

Then extend the fun with 24 more activity cards and a no prep science journal kids can use to record their observations.

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