If you thought vinegar and bicarb were only good for making messy, oozy volcanoes, think again! Turn an empty cream container into an exciting, explosive rocket with this classic acid/base reaction.

It’s easy, just add 1/4 cup of vinegar (acid) to a 600ml empty, clean cream container. Then add one heaped tablespoon of bicarb (base).

Quickly push the cream lid on, and hold the container away from people and faces. As more and more carbon dioxide is released by the acid/base reaction, pressure builds and builds until……Bam! Lift Off!

You may even want to decorate the cream container as a rocket.

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