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Creativity and science go hand-in-hand. Here, we have our favourite arts and craft activities that help you to develop your scientific curiosity and critical thinking. Create a maze out of LEGO®, or an optical illusion to trick your family and friends! Watch the videos below for instructions to make your own - and have fun!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter or Instagram to see our team demonstrating more fun and educational activities you can try at home. Share your own videos and photos with us using #LifeGoesONline.

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Why not make your own Christmas crackers this year? It's good for the environment and means you can guarantee the best jokes at the dinner table!

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Butterflies use their antennae for balance and for detecting smells and wind speed. But when the butterfly is made out of cardboard and has no antennae, can you still make it balance?

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Create your own stable 3D structure using just paper straws, string and a bit of science! This make relies on the principle of tensegrity, or tensional integrity.

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While we have to wait until next year for the Tokyo Olympics sporting action, you can create your own tournament at home with our racing frog challenge!

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Have fun making your own gliding cups with a few simple materials. You will need 2 plastic cups, tape and elastic bands! How far can you get them to glide?

What happens if you use bigger cups or more elastic bands?

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Try making your own water vortex in a bottle. You will need a 2L bottle, scissors, Blu-tack and water!

Try and see what happens when you change the size or shape of the hole at the bottom. Share with us at #LifeGoesOnline

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Take a bottle, tin foil and some string and create your own Cup and Ball tournament!

Who in your household will be able to catch the ball in the least amount of swings? 

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The T. Rex is famous for its tiny arms and low centre of gravity, and many a scientist have investigated how the dinosaur would pick itself up if it fell over!

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