Do you have nerdy kids? I do! They LOVE building stuff, running experiments, and turning my house into a lab.
To carbonate your own drink….you will need:
- A drink (we used blue Kool-aid)
- A bottle that you can put a cork in the opening
- A cork with a hole drilled to fit a straw
- Several straws
- Vinegar and Baking Soda
Set your equipment up like this. Put about a cup of vinegar in the bottle, but don’t add any baking soda yet. Once you have a second set of hands ready to help. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of baking soda into the funnel (keeping the bottom closed with your finger).
Remove the cork from the bottle and QUICKLY let all the baking soda fall into the vinegar. VERY QUICKLY re-cork the bottle and hold the cork in place.
When the bubbles stop…enjoy your fizzy kool-aid.