Learning & Family

Elephant Toothpaste

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Success! Finally, a few failed attempts under our belt we finally had a successful one.

This really was one experiment worth trying over and over until got it right. We learned that unlike all the other website and articles that have elephant toothpaste, that this project should come with a caution.
The resulting foam aka elephant toothpaste is fairly hot, so use caution when touching or playing with it
(If your little ones are in a phase or mood of extremely sensitive to temperature use extra caution aka adult supervision when playing with it.)

What you will need;

1 packet dry active yeast

1/2 cup cream developer (this must be purchased at a beauty supply store, like Sallys Beauty.)

Funnel

Empty 16oz plastic bottle (rinse out a 16oz plastic soda pop bottle & remove the label.)

Warm Water

Food Coloring (liquid)

Non-metal glitter (optional)

PLASTIC Bin

* IF YOUR LITTLE HELPER(S) ARE OLD ENOUGH TO HELP, SAFETY GLASSES WILL MAKE IT EVEN MORE EXCITING.

 

Instructions

1.) Place the cleaned out, empty 16oz plastic bottle inside the plastic bin.

2.) Place the funnel inside the 16oz plastic bottle

wpid-img_20141126_124312_367.jpg3.) Use a plastic cup, to pour half of the yeast packet into.

4.) Add warm water, and with a plastic spoon or straw stir until the yeast has completely dissolved.

5.) Pour the water and yeast mixture into the funnel.

6.) Add liquid food coloring (4-6 drops) & (optional) glitter.

7.) Pour 1/2 cup cream developer into funnel.

8.) Quickly pull funnel out, and swirl the plastic bottle around.

& WATCH!

wpid-img_20141126_124517_532.jpgwpid-collage.jpgIt’s a slow foaming eruption that continues. In the end leaving….wpid-img_20141126_124840_520.jpgPicMonkey2

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