A science experiment, crowd pleaser, and boredom buster all in one! These sidewalk paint rockets splatter colorful bursts of chalk paint on the ground and clean up with water! This post contains an affiliate link.
We’ve made sidewalk paint out of corn starch, water, and food coloring many times. Did you know that if you add an antacid tablet and capture it in a small container that the gasses will build up and explode? I saw this idea in a kids magazine years ago and it was so easy!
Here’s how to do it!
Sidewalk Paint Rockets
Fill with water until canister is 1/3 full. Stir.
Place the canister on the ground with plenty of clearance space. QUICKLY add the antacid tablet pieces, snap the lid onto the canister, turn it over so that the lid is against the ground, and RUN!
Here are 5 more fun antacid tablet science experiments to try!
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Welcome! I'm Brandy, mother to 5 darling kiddos and a cute black lab named Toby. My husband is in the Coast Guard so we've lived all over the place, turning each house into a home. I love baking, sewing, making cute things with my kids, and sharing what I've learned with all of you!