Having found this idea on Pinterest, I thought it would be a good activity for half term to fill some time and not have to spend lots of money!!
Inspired by http://www.theimaginationtree.com , I picked up the ingredients we didn’t have loitering about in the cupboards and we collected a couple of sticks to stir with the day before whilst out for a walk (to a local wood with some ‘fairy steps’!).
The girls really enjoyed this activity. Set up time was hardly any, longer because I was taking photo’s, and actual activity time, for us, was about 20-30 mins.
We used our tuff tray to do the activity on, but a small tray would work just fine- it’s basically to catch the overspill!
Some sort of jar to create the potion- we used a plastic cocktail fish bowl from Poundland (which is reusable for other activities).
Bicarbonate of soda
Vinegar- I bought a white vinegar spray bottle from Home Bargains.
Washing up liquid
Food colouring- we used pink and blue.
A magic wand (we used our sticks)
The girls started off by getting dressed up in their fairy wings and tutu’s.
We then filled the cocktail bowl with the full bottle of vinegar- this was due to the bowl’s size- if using a smaller container or jar, just fill it half full.
Then add a large squeeze of washing up liquid and your glitter/sequins.
Then add in a spoonful (or so) of your bicarb and stir with your magic wand.
The potion should bubble and froth over the jar!
Don’t forget your spell or wish!!
To keep the potion frothing, just keep adding more bicarb, washing up liquid and vinegar and stirring. Add more glitter if you want to!!!
This activity can be adapted, whether you want to make a witches brew, a wizards potion or some other frothy, bubbly wonder!
Imagination is the key!