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Fireworks in a Jar | 4th of July Fun

Posted on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The 4th of July is right around the corner!  The night sky will be filled with beautiful fireworks but before the sun goes down start the celebration by creating safe and colorful "fireworks" that you can make all by yourself.  This easy experiment uses common items you probably already have in your kitchen!  Have some hands-on fun with the whole family before the real fireworks begin!  Happy Independence Day!

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Fun, Arts and Crafts, DIY, Summer

Make a Magic Flipping Bottle | Fun Activity

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Hey everybody!  Handy Dan is back for another summer of fun activities!  We're going to start things off with an activity you'll flip for - a magic flipping bottle!  Learn how to impress your family and friends with a water bottle that will always land right side up when you flip it.  It may look like magic, but it's really science at work!  Check it out!

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Fun, Arts and Crafts, DIY

Make a Rainbow in a Bottle | St. Patrick's Day Science Activity

Posted on Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Don’t worry -- you don’t have to wish for rain on this St. Patrick’s Day to be able to enjoy a rainbow! Handy Dan and his friend Junkbot are here to teach you how to make your very own St. Paddy’s Day rainbow* in the privacy of your own home -- you won’t even need an umbrella!

*pot of gold not included.

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Fun, Arts and Crafts, DIY, St. Patrick's Day

3 Easy-to-Make Valentine's Day Gifts | Valentine's Day Crafts

Posted on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

This Valentine's Day, Handy Dan and Junkbot are excited to show you how to make a last-minute gift for your Valentine with things you might already have at home!  There's 3 activities for you to choose from, all great for all-ages and what you've been looking for to fill your school's Valentine's Day parties.  Are you ready to get started?

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Fun, Arts and Crafts, DIY, Valentine's Day

The Strength of a Curve | Super Structures

Posted on Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Last time on Super Structures we showed you how incredibly strong an egg can be.  This time, marvel at the strength a curve can provide.  Check out this amazing demonstration that you Jr. Engineers can try yourself from the one and only Jasmine Blaise.

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Topics: Super Structures, STEAM, DIY, ideas for science assemblies, STEM Activity, STEAM Activity, Fun, ideas for STEM, technology activities for kids, video

Happy Holidays | Learn How to Make Snow Dough

Posted on Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Happy Holidays from Mobile Ed and the Amazing Junkyard of Wonderful Stuff! Handy Dan and his wisecracking sidekick Junkbot will show you how to make your winter holidays fun and merry with a new creation: Snow Dough!  It's a cold, soft material, like snow, that's irresistibly fun and hard to put down.  This is a great activity for any holiday parties and it's really easy to do!  Are you ready?

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Fun, Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Activity, DIY, World Holidays, Winter

Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition: The Thanks Gobbler

Posted on Thu, Nov 23, 2017

It's Thanksgiving all across America today, even in the Amazing Junkyard of Wonderful Stuff.  Handy Dan shows you a really nice tradition that you and your family can start this year.  It's called the Thanks Gobbler and it's a lovely way to share what you're truly thankful for.  Take a look!

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Fun, Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Activity, DIY, Thanksgiving

How to Make Monster Slime | Halloween Science Project

Posted on Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Happy Halloween!  It’s Slime Time in the Amazing Junkyard of Wonderful Stuff! Handy Dan and Junkbot, will show you how to make this Halloween a fun and gooey one with these simple slime making steps. This is a great activity for any Halloween parties!

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Fun, Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Activity, DIY

Make a Fire Breathing Dragon | Arts and Crafts

Posted on Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Let Handy Dan and Junkbot take you on a magical adventure with a fire-breathing dragon you can make yourself out of materials Dan found in his Amazing Junkyard of Wonderful Stuff and that you can probably find at home.

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Fun, Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Activity, DIY

Create Stained Glass | Fun Project

Posted on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

This time in the Amazing Junkyard of Wonderful Stuff, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man and Junkbot show you how to make a stained glass masterpiece! Just sit back, relax, and let your inner Picasso shine through!

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Topics: Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, STEAM Activity, STEM Activity, Fun, Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Activity, DIY