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

Potion Party

Potion-making is as easy as mix, whisk, color, and create! Have your little wizards gather half-bottles of household items like shaving cream, and shampoo, then add spice, and dabble-e-doo! You’ve got a magic potion party. This fanciful-fest was the inspiration of Bar Rucci over at ArtBar. Get the details here.

photo: Bar Rucci via ArtBar

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

—Nikki Station