This activity is so much fun, you're kids will think you're the coolest parent ever! This activity is probably best done outside as it will create a world of mess, but loads of FUN!
What you need:
- Roll of Mentos
- 2 litre bottle of carbonated soda
- Wide open space
Number of players:
Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for the instructional video.
This activity is probably best done outside – there will be a mess of sticky soda so prepare yourself.
First, open the bottle of soda.
Place the bottle on flat ground so that it will not tip.
Unwrap the whole roll of Mentos.
The goal is to drop all of the Mentos into the bottle of soda at the same time (which is harder than you think).
One easy way is to roll a piece of sturdy paper into a tube just big enough to hold the loose Mentos – make sure it can fit through the top of the bottle.
Have everyone stand back and then quickly drop all of the Mentos into the bottle at the same time and RUN!
The soda will erupt straight up in the air and your children will forever think you're cool!
You can do this as many times as you're willing to spray down the area that is drenched.