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Make Your Own Halloween Magic: 5 Easy Activities for Kids

Get in the spirit of the season with some wickedly fun, activities for your kids. All you need is ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda and a little imagination to keep them playing and creating right up until the big night! Each of these simple ideas is guaranteed to delight and amaze your child. And what could be more fun than that?

Pumpkin Volcanoes – The pumpkins will be overflowing and your kids bubbling with excitement, when you try this fun experiment. Carve your Jack O’ Lantern with whatever silly or scary face you like. In a plastic cup, mix ¼ cup vinegar with a few drops of hand dishwashing liquid, a few drops of water and a few drops of food coloring. Then, put 1 teaspoon of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda in the bottom of the pumpkin. Pour the vinegar mixture over the Baking Soda, and see what happens!

Mystery Messages – Make some magic. Paint a picture or message on white paper, using a cotton swab dipped in a solution of 3 tablespoons of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda to 3 tablespoons of water. Let it dry overnight. Gently paint the paper with grape juice, and the message will mysteriously appear.1

Witches’ Brew – No toil. No trouble. Pour 3 teaspoons of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, ¼ cup of vinegar and a few drops green food coloring into a bowl (or Halloween cauldron, if you have one). Watch as it bubbles and churns. (Just make sure your little witches and wizards don’t drink it!)2

Fizzy Pumpkin Painting – This is the perfect project for kids who are too young to carve their pumpkin. Mix three parts ARM & HAMMERBaking Soda to one part of tempera paint. Do this for several different colors. Have your little one paint their pumpkin however they like. Use an eyedropper or straw to squirt the paint with vinegar and watch it fizzle! Add more paint and keep creating or set aside to dry.3

Ghostly Balloons – It’s no surprise this one’s a favorite. Draw a ghostly face on a white balloon, then, fill with one tablespoon of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda. Fill an empty water bottle with ½ cup of vinegar. Stretch the opening of the balloon around the mouth of the bottle. When ready, lift the balloon so the baking soda falls into the bottle. And, Boo! Watch as the ghost comes to life.4

It’s never been easier to have holiday fun with your kids! Just grab the items you already own, add some ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda and POOF! It’s magic before your eyes.

Works Cited

1Hickman, Sara. “3 Spooktacular Science Activities for Preschoolers."Yahoo! Voices.Yahoo! Inc, 19 October 2011. Web. 22 August, 2013.
2The Creation Station. The Creation Station Ltd., n.d. Web. 22 August, 2013.
3“Fizzle Pumpkin Painting.” Toddler Approved. N.p., 25 October 2012. Web. 22 August, 2013.
4“Fun Halloween Activity for Kids: Self-Inflating Ghost Balloons!” Mama Smiles.
Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting, n.d. Web. 22 August, 2013.

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