World-renowned and prize-winning nano-scientist Michelle Dickinson says Halloween is the perfect opportunity to give Mum and Dad a fright with some super spooky science experiments… The Dancing Ghost Scientific Principle: Electrostatics Time: 20 minutes Watch in amazement as your tissue ghost magically dances, without you touching it, thanks to an invisibleRead More →

Welcome in the season with a glorious wreath made from all the special autumnal treasures the kids find on a fun-filled forest walk… You will need: Autumn nature items A cardboard ring – cut to the size you would like String for anything that needs tied in place Scissors GlueRead More →

Unplug the games console and spark their imagination with some fun activities that are perfect to enjoy with siblings or friends… Marshmallow Catapult Why not ask your friends to build a quick and easy marshmallow catapult with you? It will provide hours of squishy, safe marshmallow-flinging fun! Whose marshmallow willRead More →

Playing outdoors is an essential part of growing up and there’s no better season than summer for developing their imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magical spell on children… How to make the biggest bubbles you have ever seen! ✻  Thread cotton string through two 20cm/8inRead More →

To celebrate a brand new edition of Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach, join James, the Centipede, the Earthworm and the rest of the gang and welcome in the sounds of spring by making your own musical grasshopper at home… From the moment the Old-Green-Grasshopper started playing hisRead More →

Transform an old pair of tights into an adorable sausage dog. Easy to make, it requires very little sewing and can be made by children of any age especially if the eyes and ears are glued on. We used old mittens for ears, but children’s socks would work equally well.Read More →

The human body can accomplish many things. Some are gross, some are funny and some are just downright unbelievable… Shine Bright Your body gives off light, much like a firefly or a glow worm – or a superhero. Sadly, nobody can see it. Using special cameras, scientists have proven thatRead More →

Come Christmas time, you may think that you don’t have time to make your own cards. Not the case! This adorable robin card is so quick and easy – you can let the kids make them while you sit down for a well-deserved break! You will need Thin white cardRead More →

The science behind mind-boggling illusions has intrigued adults and children alike for years but now with their new book Optical Illusions, two of the foremost experts in optical art and illusions reveal how to wow your friends and family and make them gasp with wonder. Is it magic? Only youRead More →

Decorate your home to welcome in the new season. Made from small scraps of brightly colored fabrics, these cheery little acorns make a pretty autumnal garland. Use the same fabric for all of the acorn cups, while mixing and matching a seasonal pallet of greens, blues, oranges, and yellows forRead More →