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Monday, June 16, 2014

Chalk Rockets

I am always looking for fun things we can do with the kids outside and this pin was a MAJOR success for my son!  SUPER easy and SO fun to make!  

The original pin was found here!
Items Needed:  
Corn Starch 
Film Canisters (I found mine online at Amazon) 
Food Coloring
Water
Alka Seltzer 

Instructions:
Fill the film canister about 1/4 full with Corn Starch
Add food coloring for color as desired (I did 7 drops) 
Add water until your canister is 3/4 full and stir it all together.
Break up an Alka Seltzer tablet into 3-4 pieces.  HINT:  I originally bought the WRONG Alka Seltzer.  I bought the capsules.  Make sure you buy the tablets.  AND, I used generic… they worked just fine!
Drop your tablet pieces in your canister, put the lid on, place it on the ground upside down and back away!!!!

These rockets were as high as my roof!  AND, the chalk was so easy to just spray off the sidewalk.  The cost was awesome to:
Film Canisters:  $8 (and you can reuse them)
Generic Alka Seltzer $5 for 36 tablets
The rest I found around my house}


My kids can’t wait to do this again!  For detailed instructions and pictures, you can visit my blog. 
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