My Christmas print and play mini book is completely free and contains 6 easy Christmas science experiments that use mostly just the paper they are printed on ( and maybe some glue, scissors and tape ).
Print, experiment and then recycle the waste!
The activities are almost mess free with easy to follow instructions.
1. Spinning Sleighs
Use the template to make 3 paper spinning sleighs. Attach a paperclip to the ends of each one and drop from different heights or add extra weight to see how it affects the speed they fall.
2. Magic Opening Holly
Cut out the holly and fold up the holly leaves. Place the folded holly carefully on a plate or tray of water and watch as the holly leaves spring open to reveal the berries. This simple science trick works because paper is made up of fibres which expand as they absorb water.
Read the full explanation the science behind paper flowers opening in water.
3. Christmas Tree Shadow Puppet
Cut out the Christmas tree shape and make fun festive shadows on the wall. You’ll need a torch or light source for this one. Try moving the torch towards the shadow puppet tree and then further away to investigate what happens to the shadow.
4. How many Christmas books?
Find out which shape column can hold the most Christmas books with this simple investigation. The download contains templates for creating each shape making this paper column experiment even easier!
5. Gravy Races
The template for this activity forms a mini ramp so you can race your favourite Christmas sauces! Gravy, apple sauce and cranberry sauce all work really well.
This kind of viscosity race is always fun and can be done on a large scale as well as this mini version.
6. WATER DROP MAZE
Can you move the maze so water reaches the reindeer without crossing the lines?
Don’t forget to recycle the leftover paper when you’re finished.
Grab the print and play Christmas science book and get started!
More of the easiest science for kids
Try my non Christmas print and play science experiments!
These elf STEM challenges are great fun and very easy to set up.
I also have lots more paper science experiments you can try.
Last Updated on November 29, 2021 by Emma Vanstone