Fire Snake




Create a fire snake with your daughter or son as an educational science experiment! 

NOTE: If done indoors, make sure to clear a surface large enough for a six-inch flame

You will need:


2 capfuls rubbing alcohol 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
4 teaspoon powdered sugar


Plastic Plate
Plastic Bowl 
Aluminum Foil

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Step 1:

Wrap a large plate in aluminum foil 

Step 2:

 Mix baking soda and powdered sugar in bowl
     *Recommended ratio of 1:4 teaspoons, respectively 

Step 3:

Pour 1.5 capfuls of alcohol into the powdered mixture
Mix with a fork until the powder and alcohol become paste

Step 4:

Place the paste mixture in the plate's center

Step 5:

Flatten the paste with fork

Step 6:

Light the flattened paste on fire

Step 7:

Watch as the darkened paste grows! 

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    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    Hi i'm londiwe i am doing a project and decided to do a fire snake now how come you did not use sand