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Announcing the NEW Winkle Crate!

July 7, 2021

You asked, and I listened. Introducing the re-imagined Winkle Crate, with themed boxes and no subscriptions! Enjoy pay-as-you go STEM kits with exciting themes! Make sure to follow along on Instagram as I unbox and highlight the projects in each of the new Winkle Crates! I’ll also be doing an in-depth look at all the […]

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Sparkling Firework

June 30, 2021

This chemistry project for kids fizzes, pops, and sparkles – just like a real firework! With festive, patriotic colors and bubbling fun, this STEM project is perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July. Kids will love making the chemical reaction and watching their firework pop and crackle. Video instructions for this STEM project are available […]

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Summer Giveaway and Paper Airplane Challenge

June 25, 2021

Hello, summer! There’s nothing like long, sunny days and a pause from the school-year grind. Taking a break from the classroom is great for kids, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up learning all together in the summer. I have a way that’ll make it fun and easy! It’s a MASSIVE giveaway – […]

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Fourth of July Activities for Kids

June 23, 2021

Fireworks, parades, barbecue, the lake, the beach – no matter how you celebrate, Fourth of July is always a fun-filled, festive day! I love spending the day in the sun with my family. To get excited for the holiday, I’ve come up with some Fourth of July activities for kids that you can easily do […]

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Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

June 18, 2021

It’s time to show our dads some love! Need a last minute Father’s Day present? No worries. These three ideas for homemade Father’s Day Gifts are unique, creative, and easy to make with supplies you probably already have at home. Each of these DIY Father’s Day Gifts have video instructions so kids can easily follow […]

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Free Online STEM Lessons

June 11, 2021

The Winkle is all about STEM for kids. You might have seen some of our hands-on STEM projects for kids, but have you checked out any of our free online STEM lessons? Ranging from astronomy to architecture to binary code – these lessons are kid-friendly and serve as great introductions into STEM topics. These lessons […]

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Fun Outdoor STEM Activities

June 9, 2021

The sun is calling! Let’s get outside, get moving, and enjoy the outdoors. These STEM projects for kids are great for setting down the screens and spending time with family and friends, all while learning along the way. Here are six outdoor STEM activities – with video instructions! – that you can do at home: […]

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All About Volcanoes: Science Lesson and Experiment

June 4, 2021

Have you ever seen a volcano? You might already know a few things about them, like how they can erupt with lava! Let’s learn more about volcanoes, and then make a model volcano and chemical reaction. A volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the […]

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Volcano STEM project for kids

Erupting Volcano

June 2, 2021

Ready to make your own erupting chemical reaction? Let’s make a volcano! Here’s what you’ll need for this awesome STEM project: Paper Pencil and markers Tape Small bottle Baking soda Red Kool-Aid Pipette Water Paper plate And here’s how to make the volcano (video instructions are available here): Draw the outline of your volcano on […]

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Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

May 28, 2021

Let’s use science and chemistry to make sidewalk chalk! This STEM project for kids is simple, easy, and fun. Afterwards, talk your chalk outside and get creative! To make your own chalk, you will need: Plaster of Paris Powder Pigment Ziploc baggie Warm water Silicone mold Let’s get started! (You can view the video instructions […]

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Flower pinwheels STEM project for kids

Flower Pinwheels

May 7, 2021

This fun STEAM activity is perfect for a sunny spring day. Gather up your supplies and let’s get creative! Watch the video instructions for this STEM project here. For this activity, you’ll need: 3 paper cups Pencil Scissors 3 skewers 3 dot stickers 6 flower stickers A box 3 straws And here’s how it’s done: Take […]

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Rainy Day Activities for Kids

May 5, 2021

Rainy days don’t have to be boring! Check out this list of six activities that are engaging, fun, and can be done indoors: Bucket Tower It’s the ultimate tower building challenge! See how many coins your bucket tower can hold. Watch the video instructions for pointers to get started, then the rest is up to […]

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