Lately, I have gotten a lot of questions about how we store all of our science experiment materials. This Kitchen Science Kit for Kids is our easy solution for keeping everything we might need in one easy to reach place.
This kit sits above our kitchen counter and is stored in two main containers – a caddy and a basket. Most of these items are super easy to find at the grocery or dollar store.
Kitchen Science Kit: Caddy Items
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12Learning Resources Eye Droppers – 12 ct in Resealable BagToysmith Mighty Magnet SetLearning Resources Colored Safety Goggles (pack of 6)Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifier Set Of 6LEATON Silicone Collapsible Funnel Foldable Funnel for Liquid Transfer 100% Food Grade Silicone by Icicle (GREEN)(Pack of 12) 4 Oz. Smooth Melamine Ramekin / Sauce Cup Multi-Color – Break-Resistance *NSF* (Bone)Fiskars 194900-1001 Pre-School Training Scissors, Assorted ColorsShipwreck Beads Plastic Screw Top Jar, 50 by 40 mm, Clear, 10-PackGlitter Assortment 12 – 3/4 0z. BottlesKitchen Classic Plastic Color Decorative Measuring Spoons Set Contains Teaspoons Tablespoons, Set of 5Clear Plastic Tongs, 6 1/2Cyclone Tube – Assorted ColorsJUMBO Rainbow Magic springCucisina Lemon Squeezer / Lime Juicer / Citrus Press – Commercial Grade Aluminum (Red)Create Extra Large 2.5Fox Run Crab Mallet, WoodenBlue Sky 100 Count Plastic Cups, 7 oz, Clear
Kitchen Science Kit: Basket Items
HUGGIES Simply Clean Unscented Soft Baby Wipes, 72 Count, Pack of 9 (648 Total)Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, 56 OunceHeinz White Vinegar Distilled – 128 ozCrisco Pure all Natural Vegetable Oil – 128 ozMorton Iodized Salt, 26 ozBall Jar Citric Acid, 7.5-OunceJelly BeadZ JB Water Bead Gel, 8oz, Rainbow MixAlka-seltzer Original Effervescent Tablets, 72-CountColombina Pinata Mix Assorted Party Candy (100+ Pieces) 30ozWilton Set of 8 Icing ColorsMCCORMICK FOOD AND EGG COLORING DYE 4 ColorsPerfect Stix Clear Concession Straight-Cut Straw, Unwrapped, 7-3/48Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda, 8oz(227g)Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch, 16 Oz40 Piece Assorted Color Plastic Test Tube Set with Caps and RackPlastic Beaker Set – 5 Sizes – 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000mlWhitmor 6026-868 Natural Wood Clothespins, 100 pinsDynarex Cotton Ball Large, Non-Sterile, 1000 CountQ-tips Cotton Swabs, 500 Count (1 Pack)Plastic Easter Eggs (50 per order), Assorted ColorsUltraSource 501333 Food Grade Mineral Oil, NSF, 1 galAssorted Color Balloons (144 pcs)Safari Ltd Insects TOOB – Comes With 14 Toy Figurines – Including Caterpillar, Dragonfly, Centipede, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Spider, Butterflies, Bee, Scorpion, Praying Mantis, And More – Ages 3 And UpElmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 5 oz Bottle, Clear (E305)Purex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 Ounce[#1 BEST RATED TIMER] AMAZER Digital Timer, Digital Lound Timer with Large Screen Magnet for Kitchen Cooking Baking Sports Games Office, Includes 1 AAA BatteryLoew Cornell 1021222 Woodsies Craft Picks, 3.5-Inch, 750-PieceCrayola Classic Color Pack Crayons, Wax, 96 Colors per Box (52-0096)
When putting items into the basket I do shrink them down to smaller bags and liquids into baby jars. This way if my kids do pull out the science kit without me there isn’t a huge mess. I also keep two small pencil bags in the basket; one for crayons and one for small items.
Kitchen Science Kit: Small Items Bag
BYKES Magnets 1/21 Piece Magnetic Sheet 10Square Mirrors – pack of 5 – 3Hair Care 4-Pack Comb – Not BreakableQEP XL All-purpose spongeUniversal UNV00418 18-size rubber Bands (1/4 pound)4M Potato ClockToysmith Mystical Tree Toy
This simple kit leads to hours of fun for us! If you need inspiration for activities to do with your kids make sure to swing over and check out our Science Experiments for Kids section of the site. You can also find more ideas on our Science Pinterest Board.