Half fill a carafe or vase with
To each 2 cups of water add:
1/2 Tbsp. Citric acid or 1/2 cup
1 Tbsp. Baking soda
Color the water if desired using
food coloring. Add 8-10 mothballs.
Depending on the size of container you may want to add more or
The mothballs will sink, gather
bubbles, rise to the surface and sink again.
If you cover the carafe with a lid or foil, they will bounce
for up to 3 hours.
When effervescence ceases, add
more citric acid and baking soda.
(note - if you are using vinegar, add 1Tbsp. as well as the baking
Repeat until snowballs vanish.
NB: Citric acid can be found at
most pharmacies Use only fresh ingredients.
Do not use scented mothballs such as cedar, pine, or lavender
- the additives will destroy the effect.