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Brew Up Some Fun with the Wizard's Brew Summer Experiment

School is out where we live, and even though my little guy is attending summer play group at this school during select weeks of the summer, there are still those long, hot afternoons to fill up with fun! Looking for a great summer activity to do with the kids? Check out the Wizard's Brew Experiment! Your kids will love it, and they'll be learning about science, too!

You will need the items pictured above:

A Clear Jar
Food Coloring
Baking Soda
Liquid Dish Soap
Stirring Sticks


Fill up a clear jar with white vinegar, half way. Add a little liquid dish soap, and a few drops of food coloring. Stir together. Sprinkle in a little glitter- any color (we used silver).

Fill tiny cups (we used medicine cups) with a little vinegar and a couple of drops of food coloring. We used blue, green, and red. B wanted the jar to have yellow food coloring in it to start with.

Have a small container of baking soda and spoons on hand, as well as a tall spoon or stirring stick. We used a long plastic straw from one of our tumblers, and it worked like a charm!

Have your child add a spoonful of the baking soda to the jar, and stir the mixture.

The mixture should immediately react with the baking soda, and start foaming, bubbling over.

Keep adding the little cups of vinegar and food coloring to change the color of the 'brew,' and add more baking soda to keep it coming! Keep stirring to keep it foaming/bubbling over.

B loved this activity, and thought it was so cool to make a Wizard's Brew!

B just laughed and laughed as he stirred the brew and watched it bubble. So much fun!

Check out this experiment in action...

This was a lot of fun, and I bought enough supplies for us to do this several times over the summer! It was best to do this outside. We put a plastic tablecloth down, and used an art tray to set the supplies on. We also wore aprons, and old clothing, since we were working with food coloring.

We hope you'll give this fun activity a try this summer! We'd appreciate your shares and pins!
We originally found this activity on Babble Babble Do.

Have fun!


  1. this looks like fun! When we were little, we like to have "fairs" which was to have a bunch of yukky things to experience - this would be perfect!

  2. I bet this is a lot of fun for kids.

  3. I wish there was a way of making something like this but was safe to eat/drink :) What a great little craft though! I know my son would like it!

  4. This looks like so much fun. I know what we are gonna be doing soon. Thanks for the idea.

  5. What a fun experiment, thank you so much for sharing! My kids would really enjoy doing this.


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