Halloween Balloon Experiment

September 23, 2019
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My kids had so much fun with this simple and fun Fall science experiment!
Give it a try and I bet that you will, too!
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"MAGIC JACK" Expanding Balloon Experiment

Materials
Method
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  • Then, use a funnel to carefully fill the balloon with 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda.
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  • Add 2-4 ounces of vinegar to the plastic bottle, and then carefully secure the balloon to the top.
  • Use caution to ensure that you do not mix the baking soda into the bottle while attaching the balloon.
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  • When ready, have kids lift the balloon and quickly dump the contents into the bottle.  
  • As the baking soda and vinegar combine in the bottle they will react, causing the balloon to magically expand! 
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So cool!  
My girls loved this experiment and asked to make "Jack" come to life again and again! 
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The Science Behind the Experiment
To answer these questions and more visit this post which explains balloon-gas chemical reactions in detail.

Extend the Fun
Want more ideas?  
Check out this collection of pumpkin activities for kids.
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More About the Author

Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!