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Fairy Tale Foam

Make magic happen with this science experiment!

Materials Needed

Fairy Tale Foam

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 10 minutes

Best done: Indoors or Outdoors

Mess Level: High (can be controlled with cookie sheet)

Fairy Tale Foam image

Materials Needed

  • ½ cup of vinegar

  • 1 squeeze of dish soap

  • 2 Drops of food coloring

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

  • Glitter

  • Jar

  • Cookie Sheet

  • If desired-observation record sheet

Time to Experiment!

To remove some of the "mess factor," place the jar on a large cookie sheet. 


Measure vinegar and pour it into the jar. (This is a great time for your child to help out and work on some math skills)!


Add in some food coloring and glitter!


Add in a squirt of dish soap


Mix in the baking soda


Explain that baking soda and vinegar foam when combined because (fancy word) carbon dioxide is escaping in bubbles!

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