DIY Halloween Potion Fun

 

Turn your kitchen into a Halloween Potion Lab with these fun Science Experiments with common household items. A great way to get creative with the kids, while also giving them a science lesson. 

Kids have a great time making potions.

Witch’s Cauldron 

  • Dry Ice
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Safety Equipment: hammer, tray, tongs, safety glasses
  1. Mix food coloring and water into a large temperature safe bowl (use caution on what container you use as dry ice could cause damage) 
  2. Using safety equipment, break off a few inch pieces of the dry ice with a hammer
  3. With tongs place dry ice into the bowl of colored water
  4. Your witches cauldron comes to life with bubbles, fog and magic!
    Optional: You can place dry ice in actual drinks/punch to serve as well. Read Dry Ice safety before placing in liquids to be consumed. 

Milk, food color and dish soap experiment.

Magic Milk

  • 2 cups milk
  • Food coloring
  • Dish soap 
  1. Pour milk into a flat glass casserole dish
  2. Drop food coloring drops throughout the milk, creating any color patten you’re wanting but do not mix the milk
  3. Once all food coloring is in the milk, do not mix, rather take the dish soap and with a Q-tip drop the soap on the milk and watch at the colors separate 

Kid being mad scientists with beakers.

Mad Scientist 

  • Plastic Clear Cup
  • 1 C Water
  • 1/2 C Vinegar
  • 2 T. Dish Soap 
  • 2 T. Baking Soda
  • Paint 
  1. Fill the cup with water, add dish soap, baking soda and paint all together with the water
  2. Stir
  3. Pour in the vinegar and watch your cup overflow! 
    Optional: can mix any colors of paint together to create rainbow or Halloween colors. 
    May want to do the experiment outside.