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Magic At Home

The Magic House is committed to continuing its innovative, hands-on learning with you at home. Our team has started sharing activities through a series called Magic at Home. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to join the fun! You can find us at @TheMagicHouse or search the hashtag #MagicatHome.

Access our easy to print directions below!

Muffin Tin Printmaking

Muffin Tin Printmaking

Materials Required:
• Muffin tin
• 3 colors of your choice of tempera paint
• Toothpick and/or q-tips
• A sheet of paper (printer paper works well).

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Salad Spin Art

Salad Spin Art

Materials Required:
• Salad Spinner
• 3 colors of your choice of tempera paint
• A round piece of paper (thick pieces like cardstock paper work best for this project)
• Any kind of squirt bottle

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Shaving Cream Marble Painting

Shaving Cream Marble Painting

Materials Required:
• Shave foam (any type of shaving cream that’s released in foam)
• Liquified watercolor (3 colors for this project)
• Toothpicks
• A plate (any flat surface to apply the shaving cream)
• A cardboard sheet, and a sheet of cardstock paper

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LEGO Printmaking

LEGO Printmaking

Materials Required:
• Ink pad or paint
• LEGOs
• Paper
• Coloring tools

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Clucker Bucker

Clucker Bucker

Materials Required:
• Plastic cup
• String
• Scissors
• A cup of water

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Paper Sculpture Design Challenge

Paper Sculpture Design Challenge

Materials Required:
• Paper
• Scissors
• Glue

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TP Roll Animals

TP Roll Animals

Materials Required:
• Toilet paper or paper towel roll
• Crayons, markersor colored pencils
• Paper
• Scissors
• Glue

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TP Roll Banjo

TP Roll Banjo

Materials Required:
• Toilet paper or paper towel roll
• Rubber bands
• A plastic lid
• Scissors
• Tape
• Markers

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Oobleck

Oobleck

Materials Required:
• 2 cups cornstarch
• 1 cup water

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Make-Your-OwnFlowers

Make-Your-Own Flowers

Materials Required:
• Paper towel or toilet paper roll
• Glue
• Scissors
• Markers

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Make-Your-OwnBubble Solutionand Bubble Window

Make-Your-Own Bubble Solution and Bubble Window

Materials Required:
• 2 1/2 cups cold water
• 1/4 cup Dawn dish soap
• 2 straws
• Yarn or string

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Go Fishin’

Go Fishin’

Materials Required:
• Pencils
• Scissors
• String
• Magnet
• Paper clips
• Coloring materials
• Fish template

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Download Fish template

Static Electricity

Static Electricity

Materials Required:
• Balloon

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Nature Portraits

Nature Portraits

Materials Required:
• Any natural materials gathered while on a walk. 
Examples: grass, leaves, rocks, flowers, seeds etc.

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How to Make a Seed Starter out of Recycled Materials

How to Make a Seed Starter out of Recycled Materials

Materials Required:
• Empty egg carton
• Scissors
• Pencil
• Water spray bottle
• Newspaper sheet
• Potting soil
• A hand shovel

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DIY Sensory Bin

DIY Sensory Bin

Materials Required:
• Large plastic bin
• Dried rice, beans, or pasta
• Spoons
• Measuring cups or other kitchen utensils trinkets, toys, and treasures

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Muffin in a Mug

Muffin in a Mug

What you will need:
• 1/2 very ripe banana
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract •
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or gluten-free flour mix
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Optional add ins: • Mini chocolate chips • Sprinkles• Chopped walnuts or pecans

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Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

Materials Required:
• 2 cups flour
• ¾ cup salt
• 2 cups lukewarm water
• 2 tablespoons cooking oil
• Medium sauce pan
• Large spoon

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Mother’s Day Pop Up Card

Mother’s Day Pop Up Card

Materials Required:
• Paper
• Scissors
• Markers or crayons

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Mother’s Day Paper Beads Jewelry

Mother’s Day Paper Beads Jewelry

Materials Required:
• Scrap paper (could be old paintings, artwork or even magazines)
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Scissors
• Glue stick
• Yarn or string

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Melt it, Mix it

Melt it, Mix it

Materials Required:
• Ice cube trays or small plastic containers
• Water
• Food coloring
• Large bowl

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Baking Soda Painting

Baking Soda Painting

Materials Required:
• ¼ cup baking soda
• ¼ cup water
• Vinegar
• Food coloring
• Whisk or fork to mix
• Small bowls
• Heavy paper
• Paint brush
• Spray bottle/pipette or squeeze bottle

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Food Stamping

Food Stamping

Materials Required:
• Paint
• Paper
• Markers
• Celery Scraps, Apples, Lemons, Oranges or other interesting food you have at home!

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Chime Time

Chime Time

Materials Required:
• A metal spoon
• String (3 ft. length)

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Design a Boat to Float

Design a Boat to Float

Materials Required:
• Foil
• Pennies
• A container or a sink filled with water

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