Every year my kids look forward to creating magic potions at Halloween. I’m usually against giving kids carbonated drinks, but using fizzy pop makes this magical potion come alive! Try it out with your little one and enter the fun world of Halloween magic and make believe.
Ingredients for Magic Potion:
Witches Brew – Sprite
Moon Rocks – Pop Rocks candy
Rat Bones – q-tip or plastic bone
Alligator Eyes – green grapes
A Wart from A Bat or Witches behind – dark grapes
Frozen Body Parts – gummy worms frozen in water using ice cube trays
Ghost Noses – mini marshmallows
How To Create Your Potion:
Gather round a table and inform your children you have a special treat today….creating a magic potion. First you add the sprite to a plastic goblet that you can find at most Halloween decorating stores (yes, it will probably contain BPA). I discovered this year with my heightened awareness of phalates and BPA that most Halloween costumes, decorations, and fun food related plastics are loaded with these chemicals. Good thing it’s only once a year! <smile> Next, add a spoonful of pop rocks candy. Beware of the pop rocks exploding up to young children’s eyes, but if you make it past this step the affect is a wonderful fizzing and popping noise. Next add the grapes, marshmallows, gummy worms and stir with your pretend bone while chanting “Hocus Pocus Ala Kazoom, help my tummy, not to go Boom!” You or your child can drink the potion…it’s very sweet, but nothing harmful goes in.
Enjoy the magic of the Halloween season!!