magic potion kit

March 18th, 2013

magic potion kit

This, my friends, is what my kids did all weekend (and last weekend and the one before). What are they doing? Making magic potions, of course!

magic potion kit

My creative, talented, and lovely friend Helen, and her son, made this amazing Magic Potion Kit.  My son was very lucky to receive it for his birthday. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Previously my son had been making odd mixtures from glue and dirt and soap and whatever else he could scrounge up. Now he had ingredients never before seen to man, replete with pipettes and giant caldron!

magic potion key

The magic potion kit has all the things a 6 year old could want:

  • messy things
  • exploding things
  • yucky things
  • magical things

The magic potion kit also has everything a mother could ever want:

  • non-toxic things
  • easily clean-up-able things
  • cheap and easily replaceable things
  • quiet children engaged in creative play

 

magic potion kit

1. danger! live slime  2. unicorn tears  3. moth wings and bat claws  4. juicy eyeballs 5. magic potions  6. bat tongues  7. dragon skin  8. ground up vampire bones 9.a great big caldron full of magic!

 

mixing magic potions

I love how every bit of this gift is handmade, most of it is recycled, and all of it inspires creativity. What more could you want?

 

Posted in craft, kid art.

20 Responses to magic potion kit

  1. Oooooh. Freakin’ awesome! So, so great.

  2. kristin says:

    That is so, so cool. What does he do with it once the potions are made?

    • meg says:

      sometimes he’ll use them to paint, and transferring to other containers seems to be a very good time, but mostly they sit around a bit and then go down the drain. :)

  3. Meilssa says:

    Such a cool idea!

  4. Hayley says:

    With the slime, my kids made that at a birthday party once. It is just water and cornstarch (and food coloring…but too much can stain hands, I think). It was awesome!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all! It is a great great idea and I really hope I can stretch myself and make this at home with my kids!

  6. Carla says:

    Coolest gift ever. I want one!

  7. Mhairi says:

    This is a brilliant gift and the added bonus is if they play with some of them in the bath then they can clean your bath. All you need is to find the 100+ uses for vinegar and the same for baking powder and you have a really fun cleaning kit that your children will love to use. BEST GIFT EVER!!!! :D

  8. Kitschy Coo says:

    That is a very cool idea. My kids would love that too.

  9. Caroline says:

    You have given me a great idea for how to use all these little glass bottles I’ve kept around!

  10. Jennifer says:

    So fun! I love this. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Kim says:

    This is really great…this is going on the summer bucket list for sure. What a great idea for kids who like Harry Potter.

  12. Angela says:

    Wonderful! I go right ahead and try to dig things up from my stash for my kiddos to do this.
    You can also bring this outdoors where they can mix in stuff they find: leaves, dirt, ….

  13. dottycookie says:

    I made something similar for my girls a Christmas or two ago – with recipes and ingredients from Harry Potter. It was the most fun present I’ve ever given them, and they STILL play with it!

  14. Meghan says:

    This is so awesome!! My kids are very into magic (they like watching Harry Potter :)) so this is a perfect activity for them! I need to look around and see what I have on hand to make them some magic potion kits! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Helen says:

    whoo boy, Milo is going to explode with happiness when he sees this post! The added bonus: it was made almost entirely by the 6-yr-old giver. A whole other reason to love it.

  16. Jill says:

    Best present ever! My kids love potion making, usually with mud, flowers and whatever else they can find in the back yard. They would be beyond thrilled to make potions inside, too.

  17. This is such a cool present! I was big on making potions as a kid. My brother and I would get all the spices and sauces out of the pantry and have a ball!

  18. Holly says:

    This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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