Parents should have a slew of tricks up their sleeves at all times, and an afternoon spent making “magic” concoctions is the perfect way to cast a spell over creative kiddos. From fizzing and foaming to bubbling and bewitching, we found a few magic potions for kids that can be whipped up in no time, so grab those wands, and click through the gallery below for 10 simply spellbinding mixtures.

Garden Soup

Is there anything more natural than kids whipping up a little garden-centric potion on a warm, sunny day? Probably not, which is why we love the setup from Jackie over at Happy Hooligans. With just a few ingredients, your kids can get their dose of outdoor (hello, Reggio!) play in a cool setting. Head over to Happy Hooligans for the recipe.

photo: Jackie Currie via Happy Hooligans

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Have you made a magic potion with your kids? Share with us in a comment!

—Nikki Station