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
Make a Bomb with Vinegar and Baking Soda
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
A clogged drain is not only an unpleasant but seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Good thing there is a simple way to unclog most minor stoppages with a few household products. Be your own plumber and keep those drains free and flowing. Keep your sink drain flowing ...more
Got a clogged toilet on your hands? Before you call the plumber or bust out the plunger, try one of the five DIY methods listed below, all of them incorporating common tools or ingredients easily found in your closet, kitchen or medicine cabinet. If you already have liquid di ...more
Amaze and amuse your friends with this fun magic trick! Using only vinegar and baking soda, which you may remember from some of the bottle-bomb-making videos elsewhere on the site, you can create carbon dioxide which, since it's heavier than air, can be used to invisibly fill ...more
Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...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
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
Why buy chemically made or synthetic air fresheners that only mask smell or can be unhealthy? Watch this video and learn how to make safe and effective air fresheners at home using baking soda, vinegar and whatever scents you choose like cloves, cinnamon or lemon. Make your ow ...more
We all want to spic and span our kitchen countertops, our tile floors, and our bathrooms. But for the most part we can bet you've been unwittingly using storebought detergent cleaners or bleach. While these cleaners are in fact excellent at removing grime and buffing your dirt ...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
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.
In this trick, use vinegar and baking soda to isolate clear carbon dioxide gas, which you can then pour onto a candle to magically extinguish it.
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
Ravi Carlson teaches you how to make potato plastic in this video tutorial with glycerin, a potato (or pre-made potato starch), baking soda, and white vinegar. So, don't save plastic grocery bags, or go out and buy plastic materials that will cost you millions, make your own. ...more
Teaching your kids to paint with watercolors is a great way to help them learn their colors. Watercolor paints are fantastic because they are less messy and last a long time. In this clip, learn how to save some money and make your very own watercolors at home with common hous ...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
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
Try out this science experiment... watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a simple rocket with film canisters. This is purely educational, and demonstrates the reaction of an Alka-Seltzer tablet, toilet paper, and water. If you don't have Alka-Seltzer, you can substitu ...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
Bake a red velvet cake whenever you want to serve a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious. You Will Need: * 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, sifted * 1 tsp. salt * 2 tbsp. cocoa powder * 2 1-ounce bottles of red food coloring * 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter, divid ...more
Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more
In this video Sarah Magid shows how to make dark chocolate cupcakes with espresso butter cream along with sugar flowers as follows: -The dry ingredients include unsweetened cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix all these together and sift them toge ...more
Science experiment with acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda and vinegar) giving off carbon dioxide and other gases. You will need vinegar, baking soda, a jar and a latex glove. Experiment with acedic acid and sodium bicarbonate. Click through to watch this video on ...more
In this classic Science Experiment tutorial video, we douse a flame with nothing more than the Carbon Dioxide given off by our homemade Fire Extinguisher. The science experiment of making a fire extinguisher in your home requires only the following: a candle and bowl, baking ...more
Want to see what happens when baking soda and vinegar become mixed together? Well, this science video tutorial will show you how to do a baking powder and vinegar carbon dioxide experiment. To do this science experiment, you will need a plastic bottle, a balloon, baking soda ...more
If you're planning on making a fire and don't have a big fire extinguisher laying around, you may think that you're all out of options. But if you've got a water bottle, some baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and a little water you're all set to go! This video shows you how to c ...more
Watch this video to learn how easy it is to clean your bathroom with natural eco-friendly ingredients. Use baking soda, vinegar and lemon to leave your bathroom squeaky clean.
In this tutorial, we learn how to sterilize a sponge with Debbie Anderson. Over time, your sponge can collect a lot of different bacteria, so sterilizing it is very important. You will need: baking soda, vinegar, measuring cups, rubber gloves, and a microwave. First, place a s ...more
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
In this tutorial, learn how to make spooky voodoo inspired cupcakes. These are great for Halloween and any other party that needs a little funky factor. Cupcakes: You Will Need: *3 1/3 cups cake flour (not self rising) *3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened *2 1/4 cu ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to wash your fruit and vegetables with a DIY mixture you can make in your kitchen. Wash your fruit and vegetables with this environmentally friendly and economical mixture. You Will Need: • Fruits and vegetables • 1 c. distilled white vinegar • 1 t ...more
Don't call a pricey plumber! Anyone with a few tools can unclog a drain -- without even resorting to those strong, toxic chemicals. Most of the time, anyway. You will need baking soda, vinegar, rubber gloves, cleaning rags or duct tape, a rubber plunger, a plumber's snake, pet ...more
Ever wanted to know how to smell good naturally with natural elements? You can save the earth without offending those around you when you go au natural. You Will Need: • A shower • Plant-based soaps • Natural food • Clean water • Wheat grass • Red radish juice • A lime ...more
Oh, boy. A stopped-up drain. It'll inevitably happen with any home plumbing system and your kitchen sink is no exception. That clog won't go away on its own and will require immediate attention to keep any standing water from rising. But you don't have to resort to calling an ...more
This is a fun little how-to showing what happens when you put some baking soda and vinegar in a film canistar. Shake it up and see it blast off. Keep back though, or you'll stink like your homemade rocket fuel. Video: .
Want a green, clean home but are wary of mass-manufactured cleaning products? In this tutorial, you'll learn to create a simple, green cleaner using a baking soda and vinegar solution, which, beyond being environmentally friendly, is a lot of fun.
Vinegar and baking soda (and red food coloring if you're going all out) combine to make quite the little explosion. After you've made a little paper volcano, watch this video tutorial and learn how to carry out a really easy science experiment. You've probably made a volcano b ...more
this how to video demonstrates an easy way to clean a really dirty kitchen stove, using only common and safe household items. For cleaning the top of your range you will need salt, vinegar and baking soda.
Do your roommates constantly steal your toothpaste? Give them a surprise - by filling the tube halfway with toothpaste (you can add food coloring to make the evidence more clear), some baking soda and vinegar in a small ziplock bag, when they try to use it the next time, the c ...more
Mr. G plays with chemicals and fire (what a surprise), for a really cool demonstration. An experiment you'll want to try, and probably can try immediately, as all materials (vinegar and baking soda) are likely in your house already. Exothermic reaction and gas displacement at ...more
Learn how to clean green. Forget the industrial cleaners and acids: a few household basics are all you need to breathe fresh air into your home. You Will Need * Windows that open * Natural fiber sponges * Cotton cleaning cloths or rags * White vinegar * Baking soda * Lemons ...more
here is a great housekeeping trick that everyone will love. Clean your coffee maker using environmentally safe, inexpensive, common household ingredients. Watch this how to video and learn how to clean a coffee maker with vinegar, salt and baking soda.
Very easy to make! Cool experiment for self-inflating balloon. All you need is a bottle, vinegar and a baking soda.
Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers. It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it! Keeping your baby’s diap ...more
Learn how to create the perfect science project with this How To Make A Homemade Volcano video. Everyone should have the opportunity to see just how fun a homemade volcano can be and with this video you see how just how easy it is to create one of your very own. With just a fe ...more
This is an amazing recipe that is so easy and delicious your whole family will love it! Follow along in this cooking how-to video and learn how to make Asian style Mongolian beef. Watch as Lila demonstrates the proper way to cut and marinate the beef strips. The ingredients yo ...more
Make your coffee maker sparkle with these easy tips. This Howcast video presents a helpful guide on cleaning your coffee maker. You Will Need * A drip coffee maker * White vinegar * Ice cubes * Table salt or rock salt * Dishwasher detergent * A dish brush * Baking soda * Alka ...more
Join the A-TV science superstars and find out how to make a cabbage indicator to determine whether a substance is an acid or alkali. To make your own cabbage test, you'll need the following materials: red cabbage boiling pot of water strainer small clear cups medicine droppe ...more
Make Your Own Erupting Volcano! This is a classic experiment and it is very easy to do at home. So after you watch it - TRY IT! All you need is some kind of volcano that you can make, and then a little vinegar and some baking soda from the supermarket. This demonstration show ...more
To unclog a drain without the help of a plumber you will need 1/2 of a cup of baking soda and 1/2 of a cup of white vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain. Next, pour the vinegar down the drain. It will react with the baking soda and bubble up. Then, close the drain and ...more
What do you do when you accidentally stain your favorite article of clothing with coffee, red wine, or pasta sauce? If you aren't within immediate reach of laundry detergent or commercial stain removers, you can use many common household staples such as baking soda and white v ...more
Life stinks. Literally. Daily living leads to lots of lingering smells. Household odors from cooking, kids, pets, bathrooms, and guests can accumulate. Get rid of them with some simple remedies. You Will Need *Baking soda *Essential oil *Cotton balls *Plastic containers *Lem ...more