How to Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes for an Indoor Snow Adventure

Do your kids love snow?

Looking for an indoor wintertime activity that brings out the inner artist in your kids?

Make your own snowflakes and take your family on an indoor snow adventure!

You won’t need mittens or boots to fill your house with unique snowflakes—just coffee filters and a pair of scissors.

In this article I’ll show you how to create both simple and complex snowflake designs from coffee filters. Keep reading to learn why you and your children will be eager to cut out a blizzard of snowflakes!

How to create both simple and complex snowflake designs from coffee filters--you and your children will be eager to cut out a blizzard of snowflakes!

Why Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes?

Ah, the first snowfall. Kids can’t wait to get out in that fresh snow and make their marks. But when snow angels, snowballs, snow forts and snowmen lose their luster and the temperature is 5 below BRRRR, what’s next on the winter adventure list?

Ditch the frozen temps and wet gloves to spend an afternoon inside. Don’t worry. We’re not suggesting you settle in for an afternoon of “I’m bored!” or “What can I do?” We’ve all had quite enough of that, thank you very much.

Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be outside. Ask your kids how they’d bring the outside in. What would they do if they could make it snow inside?

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Cleaning Pennies With Taco Sauce: A Fun Science Project With Your Kids

Do your kids like to pick up dirty pennies off the street?

Are you looking for a fun and easy science project that engages your kids?

Pennies are great to collect and use for art projects. But you can also use the process of cleaning pennies for a fun science experiment.

In this article I’ll show you how to combine a few dirty pennies with ingredients found in your kitchen to do a science project that will knock your kids’ socks off.

Use ingredients from your kitchen for a fun way to clean your kids' dirty pennies. The taco sauce penny cleaner can also be used as a science fair project.

Why Use Taco Sauce to Clean Pennies?

Because you can. It’s amazing what you can do with ingredients you find in your kitchen, and taco sauce is just one fun option. Taco sauce does a great job of cleaning pennies, and the process is quick and easy.

Whether you need a great idea for your kids’ science project or just want something fun to do with all of those grungy pennies, your family is sure to enjoy this experiment.

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How to Stack Liquids in a Rainbow of Layers: A Fun Kid Science Project

Do your kids like to stack blocks into tall, gravity-defying towers?

Ever try to stack liquids without letting them mix?

It’s easy and oh-so-cool! You just need a little chemistry know-how and a steady hand.

In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can stack seven liquids into a rainbow of layers, one on top of the other, without mixing them.

It looks like magic, but it’s not—it’s science!

Learn how you and your kids can stack liquids (7 of them) with different densities into a rainbow of layers, one on top of the other, without mixing them.

Why Stack Liquids?

It’s important to teach kids basic scientific concepts so they’ll understand how the world around them works.

When you make it fun or exciting or even jaw-droppingly awesome, you capture kids’ attention, pique their curiosity and make them want to learn more.

Stacking liquids achieves all three. And when you do it together with your kids, you make it an adventure!

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Snowman Pancakes: A Twist on Winter Breakfast

Want a warm way to celebrate the snow with your kids?

Looking for a tasty treat to welcome winter days?

Start a new breakfast tradition with your family.

Your children will wait with anticipation as the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder to bring one of their favorite outdoor activities to the breakfast table.

In this article I’ll show you how quick and simple it is to create a snowman extravaganza right at your table. Don’t worry, no snow is needed for this fun family treat.

Start a new breakfast tradition with your family--get your kids' help in the kitchen and put a twist on traditional breakfast time.

Why Make Snowmen for Breakfast?

Making pancake snowmen is a great way to get your kids’ help in the kitchen and put a twist on traditional breakfast time.

Making pancakes is fun. Most kids love to help out in the kitchen.

When you transform food into something creative and clever, meal-making becomes memorable.

And when you produce a fun food for a special reason or a particular season—like a school snow day, a holiday break or every Saturday in winter—you create a family tradition your kids will never forget.

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