Like to make things explode, catch fire, or turn funky colors? Then this is the perfect rainy day experiment for you. Simple and cheap, making sodium acetate, or hot ice, requires only two ingredients you've already got lying around the kitchen: Vinegar and baking soda. Sodiu ...more
Exploding Baking Soda
If you love action and adventure then you've come to the right place. Get ready for a red-hot science explosion as the A-TV science superstars show you how to make your very own erupting volcano! For this experiment, you'll need the following materials: vinegar baking soda f ...more
If you've been wondering how to clean your silver, this video will show you a simple way to do it using products you have laying around. To do this, you will need baking soda, aluminum foil, hot water, and your dirty silver of course. First heat up water so it's close to boili ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make hot ice with Dr. Lithium. This is the complete guide to making hot ice, more correctly called sodium acetate. See how to create it, fix it, and use it. All methods from baking soda and vinegar to laboratory synthe ...more
When it comes to household versatility, baking soda is king. Here are just some of the many cleaning uses for baking soda. Cleaning tips: You Will Need: * Baking soda * Water * A sponge * A vacuum * Salt * White vinegar * Laundry detergent * A cotton swab * A toothbrush * A b ...more
Baking soda is like a miracle in a box. Whether you need to clean a doggy doo doo stain on your carpet, need to deodorize your refridgerator, or need an all-natural face scrub, baking soda has a cure for it all. Simply check out this DIY skin care video to learn how to destro ...more
Now you see it, now you don't! Team up with the science sleuths of A-TV to make your own invisible ink. To follow along, you'll need these materials: baking soda paper water light bulb and light cotton swabs paint brush measuring cup grape juice concentrate The steps for th ...more
No sane person likes the smell of vomit. Vomit is especially annoying when the smell lingers and wont leave your carpet. Fortunately, there is a way to get rid of disgusting carpet aromas. It involves the use of baking soda, a vacuum, and a flat tool. You will need to mix wat ...more
This video presentation is a tutorial of how to make a baking soda and vinegar rocket. Materials involved include a water bottle, vinegar, baking soda, toilet paper, and knife. First step is to use the knife to gouge a hole in the cap of the bottle. It should not be too large, ...more
Learn how you can clean your bathroom without chemicals. Just use white vinegar and baking soda and a little elbow grease and you can get that bathroom spotless. Watch this how to video and you can clean your whole bathroom with all natural products you find in your pantry.
If you've been wanting whiter teeth, you don't need expensive whitening strips. Watch this video to learn from BlackOnyx how you can just use simple mixtures to remove stains from your teeth. There are two methods to try. You can do a baking soda and water mixture, or a salt a ...more
Everyone has suffered from heartburn at one time or another. Learn how to treat heartburn with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. Watch as he shows you how baking soda can help neutralize the acid in your stomach. If you suffer from high blood pressure consider usi ...more
Learn some helpful tips on how to keep your how smelling nice and fresh everyday. Make your own carpet deodorizer and refresh your it using only natural, common and safe ingredients. Try mixing in baking soda and your favorite scent to a cleaner house.
In this video, we learn how to make a homemade volcano. You will need: 6 cups of all purpose flour, 2 cups of salt, 4 tablespoons of cooking oil, an empty plastic soda bottle, dish washing liquid, food coloring (optional), vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, a cooking pan, ...more
If you want to prank a friend or family member, this next tutorial is one that is really easy to perform. This is called the exploding soda can prank. For this prank you'll need a can of soda, some boiling water, and an unsuspecting victim. All you need to do is shake the can ...more
Unlike other slow methods of clearing up acne, this method of getting rid of pimples is supposed to work almost instantly! By simply using a mixture of baking soda and water and stirring until it forms a paste, you should apply the mixture to your face or other areas, which ar ...more
A quick tip that can be used to create solid joints and fill gaps in scale models. Learn how to easily fix flaws in model toy cars with basic household items.
Baking soda is a powdery miracle. Not only is it the secret ingredient to making mashed potatoes fluffy, it can help you make authentic-tasting soft pretzels at home and caramelize onions in half the time. It's actually got lots of surprising uses you might not know about, and ...more
When it comes to common household items with a million practical uses, baking soda reigns supreme. We all know that baking soda is great for deodorizing stinky things, whitening your teeth, and helping with clean-up around the house, but did you know about the other weirdly un ...more
A fire snake, also referred to as a black snake or sugar snake, is a classic science experiment you can do right in your own kitchen using a baking soda and sugar mixture and a fuel to ignite the reaction. When the baking soda gets hot, it makes carbon dioxide gas. The pressu ...more
Hummus seems like it should be easy to make, but creating that ideal creamy consistency can be pretty difficult. Often it comes out too chunky, which means your hummus won't be good for dipping into. Luckily, there is one trick that will help you create the creamiest consisten ...more
It feels great to wrap up in a big, fluffy towel after a steamy shower, but it's frustrating when that towel isn't quite up to the job. Over time, towels lose their ability to hold water and dry as needed thanks to daily use and the biggest culprit—laundry detergent. Why Laun ...more
Nothing to do this summer? Then spark things up with a little baking soda and some vinegar and make a tiny, working rocket. Best of all—you probably already have most of the materials and ingredients lying around the house. What You'll Need Test tube Three small cardboard tri ...more
This video will explain to you, that you can use baking soda to maintain the PH level in your swimming pool, and will also help to keep the water crystal clear. Video: .
You can do all kinds of unexpected things with milk, like make your own pore strips and invisible ink, or even get rid of red wine stains with it. But did you know that you can also use it to make your own glue? Emma over on Science Sparks shows us how to turn regular old mil ...more
Smelly foods are what make my culinary world "go 'round," so to speak. I grew up with fish sauce, learned to cook with and love fermented beans and veggies, and am one of the biggest garlic advocates I know... other than my husband, who thankfully shares the same smelly food s ...more
Baking powder and baking soda are two staples almost everyone has around that seem to last forever. But a lot of people don't know that they eventually start to lose their potency after enough time on the shelf. If you can't remember when you bought it, it's probably time for ...more
All you need is soda bicarbonate or baking soda & a half bottle of ketchup. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
No one ever gets tired of making little explosions by adding vinegar and baking soda. In this video, you'll make a sandwich bomb in a sandwich bag and watch as the contents bubble, brew and explode. Mmmm lunch is ready!
By putting some baking soda in with the ketchup you can prank someone by making the ketchup bottle spray everywhere once it's opened. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
If you've ever used a heating pad or hand warmer, you essentially know what "hot ice" is. It's supersaturated sodium acetate, and it's actually fairly easy to make at home out of sodium acetate crystals. You can also make it out of vinegar and baking soda (directions at the bo ...more
Middle school lunch tables are begging for this prank. Wait, who are we kidding? Everybody's lunch table could use a ketchup explosion every once in a while! This prank is from an enthusiastic kid who goes by the moniker SoccerBallz. Utilizing the power of baking soda, he pre ...more
The pumpkin is everyone's favorite cucurbit come Halloween time, and while there are only a few types of Halloween-friendly pumpkins out there, there is definitely no shortage of what you can do with them. You can carve faces into them, perform brain surgery, make them sing, ...more
A butcher block table (or counter) is a solid, wooden table. Originating in butcher shops (hence the name), this has become a popular household item. Butcher block tables and counters are durable and attractive looking. The downside of butcher block is that the wood is so poro ...more
Chocolate chip cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, not to mention it's some of the easiest baking you can do. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, softened (room temperature is perfect) 1 1/2 cups brown su ...more
These muffins are a quick, yummy breakfast or a light, delicious mid-afternoon snack. This easy recipe provides you with moist, light muffins every time! This recipe makes 12 large muffins. Ingredients Muffins: 2 cups flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tea ...more
Baking soda and blowing. Use the baking soda bath to loosen up the hard boiled egg from the shell. It's the secret to instantly peeling an egg without your fingers.
What's the best way to clean an iron? It is inevitable that it will eventually need a good cleaning. Your dress shirts look crisp, but over time your iron might look the worse for wear. This simple technique gets rid of mineral spots on the iron's plate and cleans out caked st ...more
Banana pancakes are a great breakfast recipe. Live like Jack Johnson and let chef Jason Hill show you how to make them. The ingredients are flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and banana. Learn how to prepare these bana ...more
Learn how to make Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes with this delicious recipe. Enjoy these pancakes with a twist of oatmeal, cinnamon and raisins. These are fantastic! Active Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min Serves: 4 Step 1: Making the Batter * 2 whole eggs * 2 tbsp. brown ...more
Caramel popcorn is a great American tradition - whether you are at the ballgame or the movie theatre, everyone loves this tasty treat! In this tutorial, Betty shows you how to make this sweet and salty staple at home, fresh out of the oven. So, grab a blanket, your favourite f ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an erupting volcano with soap. Begin by adding some vinegar into a flask/baker. Then add some soap into the vinegar and stir it by shaking the flask/baker. Users may choose to add some food coloring to make the mix look more li ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a volcano. The materials required are: baking soda, red food coloring and vinegar. For the base of the volcano, users will simply need to use a cup and cover it with some dough in a shape of a volcano. Now add 1-2 tsp of baking ...more
Ingredients 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 large or 3 medium bananas 1 teaspoon vanilla Optional: 1/2 cup raisins and/or nuts (walnuts or pecans work well!) and/or ch ...more
Nothing treats zucchini better than zucchini bread! For this recipe, you will need: 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 eggs, 2 cups grated zucchini, 3 tablespoons vanilla, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/ ...more
Hot ice is a very cool experiment. This is a recipe for homemade 'hot ice' that mimicks the sodium acetate one but only requires simple ingredients! This tutorial shows you how to make an exothermic reaction creating hot-ice, easily done at home. You Will Need: *1 Liter Vineg ...more
Ingredients 3-5 browned bananas 1 cup brandy/rum (if desired) 1/2 cup butter 2 1/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips butter (for greasing pan) Prepare bananas Squish bananas in a ...more
Fourth of July is near, which means we'll soon be seeing an influx of red, white, and blue flags, banner, and of course patriotic sweets for those who indulge in the foodie side of the holiday. Bake your own red, white, and blue treats by watching this Fourth of July-themed e ...more
Forget the store bought chocolate cakes, they are dry and who knows how long they have been sitting there. Watch this how-to video and learn how to bake a chocolate cake from scratch. Chocolate cake ingredients: 1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) granulated s ...more
Watch this how to video to learn how to make classic, comforting corn bread for a dinner side dish, afternoon snack or quick breakfast. These red pepper corn bread muffins are easy to bake and are sure to be a hit. Ingredients for red pepper corn bread muffins: 1-1/4 cups (30 ...more
Watch this how to video as Canadian Living magazine prepares a classic oatmeal drop cookie recipe with a special party twist. Bookmark the cookie recipe for your next kids' party or baking day. Ingredients for oatmeal cookies: 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) rolled oats (not instant) 1 c ...more
Learn how to polish silver with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Beautiful silver pieces shouldn't languish at the back of a shelf. Removing tarnish might seem like a time-consuming task, but some simple household products make for an easy clean? no backbreaking sc ...more
Just one of these muffins is a great breakfast - make a bunch in advance, and grab one in the morning! You will need: 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup oat flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 ...more
In order to prepare Vegan Zucchini Cake, you will need the following: non-stick cooking spray, 4 cups of grated zucchini, 2/3 cup of canola oil, 1 mashed banana, 1 1/2 cup unbleached flour, 1 cup of sugar, 3/4 cup of cocoa, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoo ...more
Sure to be a great crowd pleaser! For this cake, you will need: 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 1/4 baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 1/2 sticks butter, 1 3/4 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons vanilla, 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 4 cups of peeled, sliced peach ...more
A great holiday treat! For the cookies, you will need: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup hot water, 1 cup molasses, 1/2 ...more
To make this delicious and decadent dessert, you will need: 3 cups flour, 1 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/4 cups melted butter, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 1/3 cups warm water, 1 ...more
Hummus is a delicious, creamy condiment from Asia Minor. It goes well with flatbread and fresh vegetables. Make your own out with: 2 cups of chickpeas, pinch of baking soda, carrots, onion, roasted garlic, fresh garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and pepper. Make you ...more
Here are some simple and fun tricks you can do at home with candles to astound and impress your friends and family. Create an extinguisher using baking soda and vinegar, use smoke to relight a candle and create a vacuum using a candle.
This may not work for everyone, since each person has a different pH balance. Or you may need to alter the recipe a bit. What you need is: shea butter, baking soda, corn starch, cocoa butter, Vitamin E gel caps and your favorite essential oil.