Chalk Rockets Will Be The Most Fun Thing You Make This Summer


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During the summer, there’s always plenty to do. Some days, though, you want to stay home and do something simple. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

I came across this awesome little science project and it’ so much fun for anyone! Whether you’re a toddler or in your 80s, you’re gonna like this one. Here’s how to do it.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Corn Starch
  • Food Coloring
  • Effervescent antacid tablets (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Film canister

Mix together water and cornstarch to make a slurry. Add food coloring, then pour into the film canisters, about 3/4 of the way up.

Take the film canisters outside and open them. Drop in your antacid tablet, screw on the lid, flip it upside down and run!

In a few seconds, the canister should pop and fly into the air, leaving a colorful stream in the air as it goes.

I can’t get enough of doing this. I’m going to be popping film canisters all summer!

Are you going to give this a try?