|Pesty pox- Zac does a great zombie impression!
|Erupting the papier mache volcano.
|And now for the mud version.
The lava rises up in the crater and oozes down the sides in quite a realistic way, although I'm always a bit sorry there's not more of an explosion! (Update- just found a new recipe- ketchup, washing up liquid, a bit of water and then baking soda- it works loads better than vinegar!)
|My balloon "pinged up!
We have used this fizzy reaction in other experiments too. One that we saw on tele which is quite funny, and a little bit rude if your mind works that way, is to put the baking soda and vinegar combo in a plastic drinks bottle and put a balloon over the top. The gas produced by the reaction in the bottle inflates the balloon and makes it stand up.
|Waiting for blast off.
|Baking with the semi-naked chef!
I know that baking soda also has magical cleaning properties, but since cleaning is absolutely not my area of expertise, you'll have to go elsewhere for those tips. However, here are a few links to other great soda ideas that I'm looking forward to letting the boys try:
And here's someone who made their own baking soda rocket:
I just linked this post to a great site with more kitchen experiments to try: