Talk about fun! I’m sure we all have pretended to make witches or wizard’s brew as a child. Now you actually can! I’m always looking for fun things to do with my kids, and with summer weather (just about) here, we can get outside and make a mess! And doing it outside makes clean up easy, we can usually just hose everything down. When we did the baking soda bubbles on the kitchen floor, I had a gritty mess to clean.
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- glass jar
- food color
- dish soap
- baking soda
- glitter (optional)
You’re going to start with your jar (or in our case an old glass candle jar) half filled with vinegar, with a few drops of color added to it. Squeeze in some dish soap, give it a stir.
Now add a heaping spoonful of baking soda. I put our baking soda into a silicone bowl, mainly just to get it outside without losing it all on the walk out, but it also made it easy to dumping into the jar.
The dish soap makes it bubble rather than the quick fizz. A nice volcano eruption.
I’m already planning on trying this again. I have some small little jars we’ll be using, the more bubbles and wizard’s brew the better. Plus more colors, and if I can hold off until I get to the store, glitter.
This could be a great addition to a witches Halloween custom/set-up.
You can find my inspiration for this post and more in The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do.