Jul 01, 2008

(I’m pretty sure Shannon’s “five ingredients or less” request was supposed to be edible. I wouldn’t eat this one, but I strongly encourage you to try it anyway. And a scrumptious edible suggestion is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!)

coke and mentos experiment

If you’re looking for a fun activity/experiment to do with the kids, this one is a hit. It’s not my idea – Darla first saw it done at school. All you need is a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke (diet works better) and a pack of Mentos.

coke and mentos experiment

Unscrew the sealed cap on the soda and insert the Mentos. The more Mentos, the better, and it helps to use a funnel or rolled paper to insert the Mentos quickly.

coke explosion

Then RUN!!! Apparently the air bubbles in the candy hyperfizz with the carbonation in the soda. The geyser only lasts for a short while, so have your camera ready.

For a total of about $2.50 in supplies, this was a fun diversion. (Mamacita tells me this is a Steve Spangler original – find lots more fun activities here.)

If you’re actually looking to eat your five ingredients or less, I recommend this:

Five slice-and-eat discoveries at a farmer’s market or grocery store. This plate served four and includes canary melon, blackberries, strawberries, sweet corn and summer sausage. The fresher the better — and the less cooking the better. Only the corn was hot in the pic. (P.S. The wine is mine. Get your own;)))

For more fun ideas, visit Rocks in My Dryer on Wednesdays.


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