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We LOVE to make these quick bottle rockets! My son did this at a club he goes to a few months ago and we have done it several times since because it is just so much fun. It is so easy to put together that I really don’t mind doing it- but now we are almost out of vinegar…
Here is what you will need:
1 small plastic bottle (water bottles or small soda bottles work great)
small square of tissue paper or toilet paper
Pour about an inch worth of vinegar into the bottom of the bottle. Put about a teaspoon of baking soda onto the tissue square and fold it up (this will create a time-release packet).
Go outside and when you are ready to watch it explode, drop the baking soda packet in, put on the cork- tight, but not too tight- and let it explode. Place it cork side down to watch it fly!
You can do it two different ways. Right side up, the cork just pops out. If you do it with the cork side down, the bottle flies up- that is lots more fun! It happened so quickly that it surprised us all.