Elephant Toothpaste? It Does Exist!
It’s time to bust your boredom self-quarantine blues with this fun science experiment that you and your kids will definitely get a kick out of. Using a few household products, you can make foaming geysers of fun and keep your kiddos entertained while learning a little science, too. It’s important to note that gloves and goggles should be worn if you use 6% hydrogen peroxide to avoid possible skin irritation.
What You’ll Need:
- Hiland Dairy milk containers (I used 16 oz. containers)
- ½ cup of 3% or 6% hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon of dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons of warm water
- Liquid dish soap
- Food coloring
- Tray or tub
What To Do:
- Be sure the milk containers have been properly cleaned with warm, soapy water; labels removed and completely dried.
- Feel free to decorate the bottles to resemble toothpaste tubes and place each bottle on a tray or in a tub for easy cleanup.
- Pour the hydrogen peroxide (I used a 6% solution) into one of the milk bottles. Add a big squirt of dish soap into the same bottle and gently swirl to mix. Repeat to fill the remaining bottles.
- Add a few drops of food coloring into the hydrogen peroxide mixture and gently swirl to mix.
- In a separate container or measuring cup, mix the yeast and warm water for approximately 30 seconds.
- Pour the yeast mixture into the milk bottle, quickly step back and watch the oozing, colorful reaction.
Diva’s Tip: To make stripes, drop food coloring along the inside rim of the bottle’s mouth and let it drip down the inside of the bottle but do not mix.
~ The Dairy Diva