Inside of every child is a Mad Scientist waiting for that moment when lightning strikes and they can create that special concoction that will catapult them to instant fame as the world’s most brilliant person. Mwaa-ha-ha!
Or is it just my children who mix strange solutions of toothpaste, shampoo, and soap shavings in the bathroom sink?
Regardless, I have a perfect gift basket idea today that will place you in the center of your tween’s crazy, little heart.
Gift Basket Idea for Children and Tweens
After compiling a list of science experiments with ingredients in your kitchen, I am convinced that science activities can be fun and easy… not to mention educational. So, wrap up a Mad Scientist’s tool kit to give as a gift and include any or all of the following mayhem-inducing goodies from your local supercenter like Walmart or Target or a store that sells educational supplies like Mardel:
For children who want to look the part, be sure to include the appropriate clothing for a mad scientist.
- Goggles, strange glasses, or protective eye ware (automotive department)
- Apron (craft department or cooking section) or lab coat
- Latex or cleaning gloves (automotive department or cleaning aisle)
- Face mask (paint department)
- Ruler (school supplies or office section) or measuring tape (tool section)
- Calculator (school supplies or office section)
- Measuring spoons (kitchen gadgets)
- Measuring cup with spout (kitchen gadgets)
- Marked baster (kitchen gadgets)
- Plastic petri dishes (Amazon)
- Test tube set(Amazon)
- Bucket (paint or automotive departments)
- Funnels (automotive department)
- Plain Tubing (pet – fish – section)
- Squirt bottles (kitchen gadgets)
- Plastic droppers (pharmacy or Amazon)
- Rubber bands (school or office supply)
- Borax (cleaning section)
- Baking soda (pool or baking section)
- Epsom salt (pharmacy)
- Cotton or wool string (craft section)
- Balloons (party supply)
- Ping pong balls (sporting goods)
- Yeast (baking aisle)
- Food coloring (baking aisle)
- Liquid starch (detergents)
- Potatoes, apples, lemons
- Pennies (your pocket)
- Vinegar (cleaning or condiments aisle)
- Shaving cream (personal hygeine)
- Colored pencils (school or office supply)
- Notebook (school or office supply)
- Graph paper (school or office supply)
- Flashlight (sporting goods or tools section)
- Magnifying glass (pharmacy)
- Tweezers (beauty section)
- Spray bottle (cleaning supplies)
- Toothpicks (paper goods)
Mad Scientist Gift Basket Giveaway
I am partnered with the amazing iHomeschool Network for the Back to School Toolkit Giveaways and will award ONE Meet Penny reader the Mad Scientist Gift Basket.
Included in the toolkit is:
- All basket contents as pictured above. (Please note that the tool kit does not include everything listed in this post and only those items pictured.)
- The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! (Everything Kids Series)
- $5 Currclick gift card to stock up on fun experiments and lapbooks
- $50 gift card to Mardel for any additional scientific supplies you might need.
The total value of the Mad Scientist Gift Basket is over $120!
Legal Disclosure: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Offer only available within the United States. Facebook is in no way affiliated with this giveaway. By entering this contest, you agree to not hold Facebook responsible. The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of the giveaway’s closing and must reply within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. I received compensation for a portion of this giveaway but opinions are 100% my own.
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