Table of contents:
- 1. Blind sizzling bath bombs
- 2. Make a slime
- 3. Create a slate board
- 4. Arrange a "volcanic eruption"
- 5. "Knead" soda dough for creativity
- 6. Save on expensive dishwasher tablets
- 7. Get superglue with increased power
2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
If in your knowledge of soda and the ability to use it you have reached the level of Big Boss and are ready for a portion of life hacks of increased coolness, then this article is for you. Here's what else you can do with baking soda.
1. Blind sizzling bath bombs
This is not the kind of thing that is required on a daily basis. So it may happen that you want to take a relaxing bath after work - and stocks of effervescent accessories have long been depleted. Take control of the situation in the truest sense of the word. How exactly - see the video instructions.
simple and eco-friendly:
- 300 g of soda,
- 150 g citric acid
- 5-10 ml of your favorite essential oil,
- 5 ml of base oil (for example, olive, coconut, grape),
- food colors, dried flowers - for decoration.
Pour all dry ingredients into one container, then add oils and dyes to them and mix well. If the mixture does not hold its shape well, sprinkle it with water from a spray bottle and quickly stir again. Fill the mold with the mixture and air dry.
2. Make a slime
This is a great way to entertain your child if he already got bored during the holidays. See how simple it is!
You will need:
- 1 liter of warm water
- a tube of transparent stationery glue,
- 3-4 teaspoons of baking soda,
- dye or sequins (optional).
And now the details: pour 0.5 liters of warm water into a bowl and add a little glue, as in the video. If you want an opaque slime - add a little of any dye, and sparkles will make the toy glamorous too. Stir all of these ingredients.
In a separate bowl, prepare a soda solution (a little more than half a liter of warm water and 3-4 teaspoons of baking soda) and pour it in a neat stream into a bowl to the water and glue. Stir all of its contents thoroughly until it thickens. Your slime is ready!
3. Create a slate board
Now you don't have to scold the child for the painted walls. Prepare a comfortable surface of any size (even a piece of plywood of the correct shape, a refrigerator door, or even an entire wall) and its homemade slate paint.
How to cover the board: Mix black acrylic paint and baking soda in a 2: 1 ratio. After painting and drying, you can paint on such a surface with crayons.
4. Arrange a "volcanic eruption"
If your child is no longer surprised with a slime, invite him to witness the most grandiose volcano since Eyjafjallajokull! The ingredients are very simple:
- plasticine - depending on the size of your volcano,
- 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid
- 50 ml of table vinegar,
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- orange food coloring.
The first step is to mold the volcano itself from plasticine. It is important that the vent is narrower than the inner cavity. The volcano needs to be sealed everywhere except for the vent hole, so secure the entire structure firmly to a board or table.
And then make lava: mix a spoonful of baking soda with a teaspoon of dish soap and add a couple of drops of orange dye. Gently pour the resulting mixture into the mouth of the volcano. All that remains is to add vinegar there, and the eruption will begin!
5. "Knead" soda dough for creativity
Calm meditative games, for example, modeling, will help reduce the degree of emotions from homemade Vesuvius. Become a sculptor and sculpt with soda dough.
Search the kitchen for:
- 1 glass of baking soda
- 0.5 cups starch
- 150 ml of water.
But you need to mix soda with starch, add water, put on low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture gathers into a lump. Let the dough cool - and you can create modern art!
6. Save on expensive dishwasher tablets
All ingredients are natural, so the tablets are not only beneficial, but also environmentally friendly. Their composition:
- half a cup of salt
- a third of a cup of citric acid
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- dishwashing liquid.
Mix the first three ingredients, a few drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well again and leave until the mixture stops growing. Stir again, place in the molds (ice molds will do as well) and wait until the mixture hardens.
7. Get superglue with increased power
A mixture of baking soda and superglue will reliably seal cracks in plastic. It's easy to check: we pour soda into the crack, superglue on top and admire the instant polymerization.
By the way, if in the process of working with superglue you managed to glue not only the parts, but also your fingers, then the soda will help to clean the glue. Hold the affected area of skin under water for a couple of minutes, and then gently it with baking soda.
This is far from all that the well-known powder from a yellow-red box is capable of. Look for even more interesting and very economical life hacks for almost all occasions in the same "Food Soda" from our childhood.