Home-made chemistry set!

We made our very own chemistry set for experimenting, mixing and playing! I used some old squash bottles that I cut off at different heights and filled with water and food colouring, a little measuring jug containing some vinegar, some food savers, some bicarbonate of soda, a couple of plastic spoons and some pipettes.

I set this up outside in case of an explosive reaction! And the instructions to my preschooler – just experiment, explore and create! He had so much fun with this. We added vinegar to the coloured bottles, and some more bicarbonate of soda to the food containers. He loved seeing the ‘eruptions’! He enjoyed colour mixing, pouring, pipetting and investigating. And I think he loved that there were no rules, he could just explore however he wanted.

This was very simple to set up, and a great activity to do outside! Though with the tray, it would be fine indoors too.


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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