Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spooky Potions


Since it is “Halloween-time,” as J calls it, we made spooky potions.  Spooky potions are so fun, and so easy!  All you need is Baking Soda and Vinegar (just plain, white vinegar).  We added some neon food colorings to make it Halloweeney.

 IMG_4527 1.  Start with baking soda in a small, clear container.  I used my favorite mini prep bowls from Pampered Chef, but anything will work. 

2.  Add a few drops of whatever food coloring you want into the baking soda.

3.  Pour in the vinegar.  It will fizz and foam.  I found the squeeze bottles at Walmart, and I like them because it contains the mess.  But, you can just pour from a cup or whatever pleases your little scientist!




W was not that into it.  So J took over W’s spooky potion.  IMG_4530



We had so much fun, we did it again!

A few ways to modify:

To Simplify: Do it all yourself in front of your scientist. 

To Extend: Make other spooky potions, but mix your own colors.  Talk about what primary colors you can mix to get “spooky” new colors.  We mixed yellow and red to get orange.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! I think even this super-uncrafty mama can pull this one off!