So my son still believes in good magic and is always busy making potions. Most of the time he uses my chutney and food coloring….
So for the weekend I have a wow “potion” but actually a science experiment for him to do.


You will need:

  • 2 pill holders ( recycled ) and a plastic tub or jar.
  • a teaspoon of salt ( for the sprinkling effect but it actually doesn’t do anything )
  • 3 table spoons of Vinegar
  • 2 drops of yellow food coloring
  • a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 table spoons of water
  • a drop of blue food colouring


Step 1: put the Vinegar in one of the pill holders and add the yellow food coloring

Step 2: put the water and bicarb in the other pill holder ( mix them by shaking the pill holder)  and add blue food coloring

Step 3: Tell your child he is going to make  a “potion” or experiment and to sprinkle salt in the tub/jar.

Step 4: put the blue bicarb mixture in the jar

Step 5: let  them add the yellow vinegar mixture



It will be a green bubbly chemical reaction

What a lot of fun!!!!