Baking Soda and Vinegar Bomb





Introduction: Baking Soda and Vinegar Bomb

This is my first Instructable, and I'm making it for the Chemical Reaction Weekly Challenge. These bombs are fun and easy to make, and even funner to use.

Also, I am not responsible if you blow it up anywhere you shouldn't i.e. Around people, pets, public buildings, ect. THIS PROJECT CAN BE DANGEROUS! It can also be super fun, but be careful. Good luck, and have fun!

Step 1: The Supplies


- Vinegar (I used Apple Cider)
- Baking Soda
- Empty water bottle
- Small sheet of paper (For rolling baking soda in)

Step 2: Add the Vinegar

Fill the bottle up about a little more than a quarter of the way up.

Step 3: Prepare the Baking Soda

Lay the paper out. Cover it in Baking Soda. After that, roll the paper into the smallest tube possible, so that it will fit through the bottle opening.

Step 4: Lay Out the Bottle and the Baking Soda

Clear away your materials and lay out the bottle and baking soda. Get ready to put the baking soda in by removing the cap.

Step 5: Put the Baking Soda In!

Put the tube of baking soda in and screw the cap on as quickly as possible.

Step 6: Watch It Explode!

Once you have screwed the cap on tight, get out of there and watch it blow! You can wait a few minutes, or if you are impatient like me, you can throw it in the air repeatedly until it explodes.

Step 7: Explosion!



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    This is not a good idea, I can tell you from personal experience. I made one of these with baking soda and lemon juice when I was a kid. I left it sitting on a shelf in the garage while I went inside to talk homework with my parents. Moments later I hear a BOOM followed by the shrillest scream I've ever heard in my life. Turns out my younger brother who was around 10 at the time had taken it and thrown it in the driveway. The cap blew off and hit him with incredible force right in the sweet spot (I kid you not!). His unit swelled up like a hot air balloon and he was for all purposes completely bedridden for the entire camping trip we left on the next day. True story. My brother still winces every time I bring it up.

    haha pretty funny what a nice story

    Hey, when you need to protect your home from an army of the undead,you'll be thanking him.Once agian, some basic safety logic goes a long way.

    Sorry... Thanks for the story. I will post a warning ASAP.

    This is a pretty cool idea. But if you guys want a better (no afence) and cool experiment keep reading on. Things you will need........

    1. Vinegar

    2. Jar

    3. Egg

    4. Patients!

    Put the vinegar in the jar and then place the egg in it with the vinegar and jar and then wait a few days. What happens is that the egg turns transparent and bouncy. This is my favorite experiment and I am a famous scientist!!!!!!

    Where do I get patients? Do I steal them from the local hospital?


    your idea is the best


    i know right?

    Who are you so that I can cite this

    I love doing this. A fun idea is to put some crushed paint balls in the cap so it sprays paint everywhere when it explodes.