Wactivities Category

SUPER Sweet SUPERsize Me Experiment

What you need: – Gummy Bears (yum!) – Water – A container optional: a rule and/or food scale &, of course, one wacky Whynotter! What to do: – If you opted for a ruler and/or food scale, take the measurements of your gummy bear. How long is it? How tall? How wide? How heavy? Record […]

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Veggie Stampin’

A fun, creative way to use those otherwise composted end bits of veggies! What you will need: A bunched veggie – we used celery A way to cut the bottom bit off (get a grown up if needed). Paint Something to put the paint on – wax paper works great! Paper + one Wacky Creator! […]

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Wild, Wacky and Wow-inducing Eggs

Make a tasty snack into a wack and colorful snack! For this wacky snack you’ll need: ~ Hard Boiled Eggs ~ Food Coloring ~ Plastic Baggies ~ And of course, a Wacky Experimenter (and some brave, wacky taste-testers)! Step 1: Make the cracks! Gently hit the egg on a hard surface, or push down on […]

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Wilderness Hunt

Spice up your walks through nature with this Wactivity! What you’ll need: Paint 1 Empty Egg Carton And of course, an explorer with imaginative eyes! Step 1: Take the top off of your egg carton. Step 2: Paint the carton where eggs would normally sit. The colors don’t have to be too wacky. Now your […]

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Woobly, Wacky Egg

This is an ah-maze-ing experiment. It’s one of those ones that doesn’t take much in terms of work or supplies but it does require patience. So practice that delayed gratification… I promise, this is worth it! What you need: – A glass – Vinegar – One raw egg & of course, one Wacky WhyNot experimenter […]

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Fizzy, Freaky & Fabulous Wactivity

Supplies: – Plastic zip top baggies  – Sharpie – Vinegar – Corn Starch (just to make the vinegar opaque) – Baking soda – Toilet paper – Food coloring (optional) – One wacky experimenter (not optional!) What to do: – Decorate your plastic baggies as you like. Feeling seasonal, we went with ghosts, pumpkins and monsters! […]

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Pumpkin Paintin’

We were feeling kinda fall, so what a better way to celebrate the start of October than with a little pumpkin paintin’ (Another easy Wactivity for WhyNotters of ALL ages!) What ya need: – Pumpkins (any size will do, we worked with those cute, mini ones) – Finger Nail polish (we grabbed the ones from […]

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Duct Tape Flowers

Isn’t tape for sticking things to…things? Why not stick it to itself too?! Use duct tape for this artistic project to create a beautiful flower! Tools the artist will need: Duct Tape (or electrical tape like in the picture) A Ruler Scissors A Pen And of course, an artist to create this beautiful flower! Step […]

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Rock’n’Roll Raisins

Let’s get those raisins rockin’! Rockin’ what?! That’s right. Have you ever seen raisins rock’n’roll? Get ready to rock your socks off with a fun kitchen experiment that will get your raisins rockin’! What will it take to make your raisin’s rock’n’roll? A few kitchen items, and of course the experimenter to run the lab […]

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Wacky Paper Maché

Paper WHAT? Maché (totally sounds like muh-shay, by the way)! A project most everyone knows, but is easily forgotten in our quest for the new fangled. What you’ll need: • 1 Plate (one with high sides, or a really flat bowl) • An old newspaper (torn into strips)  • 1 Balloon • Flour • Water […]

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Washer Art

Here’s a fancy, fun, easy craft for WhyNotters of ALL ages! This would be great for a party, sleepover craft, or rainy afternoon. Make ’em for yourself! Make ’em for your besties (maybe even make matching ones??)! What you need: – Some string (we got colorful, doesn’t have to be) – Some plain ole washers, […]

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Hidden Gems Snack

Often the good stuff is hidden on the inside. That’s true with people and this snack. What you need: – 1 package of Crescent Rolls (we used Pillsbury, who gave us the idea for this yummy wactivity. – Peanut Butter  – Sliced Apples and/or Sliced Bananas optional items: honey, cinnamon, nutella, chocolate chips, cooked bacon…whatever […]

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Magic Beans

Beans can seem boring but, like most things, they can be magic in the right light. The wow in this wactivity is how crazy easy it is. What you need: ~ Glassware (think vases, pint glasses, mason jars, etc). ~ A selection of different colored dried beans (here you see green and red lentils and […]

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Tasty Truffle (with a Halloween spin!)

Did I mention these are OREO truffles? Yep, even yummier. Note: If you google or pop “Oreo Truffle” into a Pinterest search, you will see examples of perfect, smooth, spherical truffles. Ours didn’t turn out that way. Ours are lumpy and amoeba-like and a teensy bit ugly. Like life, they are perfectly imperfect. However yours […]

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Rockin’ Your Reading

So we all love to read, right? But it happens from time to time that we do actually have to put our book down and do something else. This Wactivitiy will help with that: BOOKMARKS! What you need: – Paint sample cards from a hardware store (free!) – Stamps & a stamp pad – Scissors […]

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Wacky Flowers

(Science-y folks: read the end for a question, please!) As you may have gathered from the WhyNot-esque photos I’ve been posting, WhyNot has come crazy looking foliage and colorful plants. Inspired by that & the coming of Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a Wacky Flower Wactivity for ya. This is probably one most of you all […]

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Personalized Portrait

OK. It can’t get easier than this Wactivity. And it may not get more fun. From the youngest kids to the oldest kids-at-heart, this is a creativity-inspiring, silly-producing, giggle-inducing goodie. What you need: – Some photos printed in black and white on regular paper. (Nothing fancy here, folks, take your regular, color photos and print […]

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