Any experiment with baking soda and vinegar is a hit in our house but coloured Wizards Brew is the firm fave!
Wizards Brew is a super simple science and sensory experiment rolled into one, especially if you are using an essential oil or extract as well.
We all know that when baking soda and vinegar are mixed together, it creates a chemical reaction and the result is the production of carbon dioxide. Thanks to the addition of the dishwashing liquid, rather than a big fizz, you get foam!
Wizards Brew does get a tad messy so be sure to do this in an easy to clean area or outside.
What you’ll need
– white vinegar
– baking soda
– dishwashing liquid
– a jar or cup
– a small cup or bowl
– food colouring in assorted colours
– little plastic containers
– a spoon
– optional extra- essential oil or an extract e.g peppermint, vanilla etc
What to do
– Fill your jar or cup halfway vinegar and add a few drops of food colouring of your choice. If you are using an essential oil or extract, add this in as well. Add a good squirt of dishwashing liquid, a sprinkle of glitter and give it a good stir. Pop it onto your tray.
– Fill your little plastic containers with vinegar, add a few drops of different coloured food colouring to each and give them a good stir.
– Chuck some baking soda in your small cup or bowl, grab your tray, take it all outside and get ready for some brewing!
– Add a heaped teaspoon of baking soda to the jar and stir. After a few seconds, the chemical reaction takes place and it will start to foam over your wee jar or cup. The faster you stir, the more foam is produced!
– When the foam starts to slow, add another teaspoon of baking soda and give it a stir. You can now change the colour of your foam by adding in some of your coloured vinegar.
– Repeat until you’ve run out of baking soda and vinegar!