S and I are both HUGE fans of baking soda and vinegar. I was trying to think up a new way to play with it, and decided to see what it would do if I threw gelatin into the mix. Turns out, it's really fun (at least we think so!).
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To make fizzing gelatin, you'll need:
Gelatin (I bet you could use Jello, too)
Food Coloring/Colorations Liquid Watercolors (optional)
When you are making the gelatin, just make sure to dissolve a hearty amount of baking soda in the hot water step (for the Solo cup sized portion of gelatin pictured, I dissolved somewhere between 1/2 to 3/4 cup). Not all of it will dissolve - that's OK.
Refrigerate as normal, remove from whatever mold you've used (we used plastic Solo cups) and you're ready to add vinegar!
We added about a cup of vinegar all at once.
If you press your hands down, it feels like Pop Rocks! It's so fizzy. The gelatin slowly releases the baking soda, so it kept on fizzing for a long time (for more than 5 minutes!)
If you squeeze a handful of the gelatin, little pieces hop out of your hands.
It's such a bubbly, fizzy sensory experience, we really enjoyed it as a variant on our traditional baking soda and vinegar play.
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