Alice and I had so much fun making Elephant Toothpaste!! SO COOL!!!!!!!
Here is what I used:
First off….. drink some soda! I forgot this step! You need that 2 liter bottle. Empty and dry.6% Hydrogen Peroxide. You have to get this at a beauty supply store. I found ours at Sallys.
Dry Active Yeast. I bought a jar so that we can do this a LOT!!
Dawn Dish Soap
Liquid food color or liquid water color optional (but soooo pretty!!)
Glitter optional (but ohhh soooo cool!!)
1 teaspoon of yeast (if you have packets it’s half of the packet)
2 Tablespoons of HOT water
Mix until all the yeast is dissolved. It takes a while so be patient and stir stir stir. If your little one is able this would be a good job for them while you get the rest of the items together.
Place funnel into your narrow necked bottle and add:
1/2 cup 6% hydrogen peroxide
2 squirts of Dawn dishsoap I just squirted quickly. I have no real measure.
Swirl gently until everything is mixed.
Place your bottle in a container to catch the mountain of foam. I bought an aluminum tray at the dollar store.
Now add the yeast mix through the funnel. Get ready for some FUN!!!
Please supervise your children with this experiment.
BTW I would steer clear of using a lot of blue like I did!! Alice and NaNa had pretty blue hands for the rest of the day, when we were done! I think I will stick to pink!!
If you have kids, you should sign up for Fun and Easy Kids Crafts newsletter!! That is where I found this science experiment: Elephant Toothpaste. Next up?? Crystals!! Ohhhhh ahhhhhh
Thanks for reading!