Believe it or not, there are actually YouTube videos for kids don’t have to involve an “unboxing”. We recently stumbled across a great educational YouTube channel called Silly Science with Simon and what makes it even better is he’s based in Adelaide!

Simon is going to share some of his silly, fun, safe science experiments you can do at home with the kids. You can check them out here on this page, or jump over to Simon’s YouTube Channel here to see them all.

We’ll be uploading our favourite ones here so be sure to check back for new videos.

Make your own recycled paper!

Have you ever tried making your own recycled paper? It’s super fun, really easy and the pieces look amazing 😁 You can use any type of paper or paper product to make recycled paper… that’s right, even toilet rolls! 😅

Check out Silly Science with Simon’s YouTube channel to see how it’s done and let us know if you give it a try!

Grow your own crystals at home!

This is a 24-hour time-lapse of crystals growing! 💎😲 You can grow your own crystals at home by following these steps:

  1. Add 1.25 cups of Epsom salt (found in the soap aisle of most supermarkets) and 1 cup of warm water to a jug.
  2. Stir for 2 minutes.
  3. If some of the Epsom salt hasn’t dissolved, place the jug in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir for another 2 minutes.
  4. Repeat step 3 if there’s still some undissolved Epsom salt.
  5. Pour the solution into a container and let it cool overnight.
  6. The next day, add an extra teaspoon of Epsom salt to the container.
  7. Place the container in the fridge for 24 hours (note: crystals should start to appear after a few hours) 😊😲

Check out Silly Science with Simon’s YouTube channel to see how he used these crystals to make Superman’s Fortress of Solitude 😁🦸‍♂️

Polarised Light

This piece of art is invisible until we add two polarisers and… bam!! A retro picture of Ash and Pikachu is revealed 😲🤯 Woah!

Check out Silly Science with Simon’s YouTube channel to see how it’s done and to find out why it works 😊

Turn cream into butter…say what?!

Scones, pancakes, banana bread….it’s pretty safe that if it’s delicious with cream, it will be delicious with butter & vice versa. Give this one a go!

Make your own Bath Bombs

Looking for a way to make bath time for the kids a little more fun? Why not DIY bath bombs?!

Write a secret message with invisible ink

This is such a fun and easy activity to do with the kids, and will keep them entertained for hours!

DIY Lava Lamps

Watch out!! The floor is lava! Oh wait, it’s just a whole heap of lava lamps made in this episode 11 types of lava lamps go head-to-head to see which one is the coolest 😀 This is your ultimate guide to DIY lava lamps! In this episode Simon shows you how to make your own lava lamp and also explain how they work.

Best Recipe for DIY Bouncy Balls!

Move over slime……DIY Bouncy Balls are in da house. Watch how Simon works out how to make THE BEST bouncy balls using ingredients you probably have lying around the house already (or hidden away under lock and key from your slime days)

3,2,1 BOOM! Pop Stick Chain Reaction

Pop sticks are a lot of fun when they’re covered by an ice block 🙂 But twisting them together to make these exploding chain reactions is even more fun! I even added some Star Wars Lego to a few of the chain reactions for added effect!!

Make Your Own Rainbow Density Column

Not only is sugar great for eating straight out of the bag,* but you can also use it to make a rainbow density column! All you need to do is mix the right amounts of sugar with the right amounts of water and food colouring 🙂

Make Your Own Giant Bubbles!

How to make a bubble wand and a simple bubble mix recipe for some super-sized bubbles! They’re unbelieva-bubble!

Robot Art!

Scribbles can turn a blank piece of paper into a work of art, and only cost me $15. Winning!

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