I’m sharing another playful vinegar and baking soda activity for the little ones this Halloween. It’s a Halloween Potion Explosion for those who love baking soda experiments as much as we do.
Due to COVID-19, we opted to stay home last Halloween and par-take in Halloween festivities with some fun family games, movies, and Halloween crafts. We had so much fun last year that we’ve decided to do the same thing this year. Which means I’ll be adding this Halloween Potion Explosion activity to the list of things to do this Halloween.
You probably have most of these items already in your home, but if you don’t they’re easy and cheap enough to find at Dollar Tree, Amazon, or Walmart. Check out what you need to make your own Halloween Potion Explosion down below.
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- Tray with lip
- Food Coloring
- Mini Cauldrons (Dollar Tree)
- Baking Soda
- 4 Small potion bottles (I found 2 at the Dollar Tree & 4 in the dollar spot at Target)
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Assemble Colored Rice & Beans:
Color the rice and beans by pouring them into separate gallon size zip lock bags. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bag and close the bag most of the way. Blow air into the bag and then close it completely. Shake up the bags to completely cover the rice and beans with food coloring. Empty the rice and beans onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, spreading them out for 24 hours to dry.
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- Spread colored rice and beans over your tray or bin. Make sure you have a good lip around the tray to catch the overflow.
- Space out cauldrons and fill with 1tbsp baking soda.
- Add vinegar into potion bottles along with 1-3 drops of food coloring.
- Pour colored vinegar into the cauldrons to watch the reaction between the vinegar and baking soda…it’s a fun Halloween Potion Explosion activity everyone will enjoy!
- Keep a small bowl of baking soda close by to add once all the vinegar is emptied into the cauldrons. You can also empty them and redo steps 3-4 for continued fun.
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What’s your favorite vinegar and baking soda experiment? If you tried my Halloween Potion Explosion, please pin and share!
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.
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