Science Experiment for Kids: Frankenstein’s Hand


There is nothing more fun in science than putting together two substances and creating something amazing. When you can take two ordinary things and mix them and have something unexpected happen, it is a wonder!

Today's experiment is from Totally Irresponsible Science by Sean Connolly. The experiment is called Frankenstein's Hand and you will soon see why!

Science Experiment Using Vinegar and Baking Soda


  • 3 Tablespoons of Vinegar
  • Drinking Glass
  • 2 Teaspoons of baking soda
  • Rubber glove


Pour the 3 Tablespoons of Vinegar into the glass.

glass and glove ready for science experiment

Spoon the baking soda into the glove.  Hold the glove by the wrist and shake the powder into the fingers.

Carefully attach the glove to the glass keeping the baking soda in the fingers of the glove.

glove on glass without baking soda dropping into vinegar

Pull the glove upright releasing the baking soda into the vinegar.

let baking soda drop into vinegar

Watch the bubbles and watch the glove.

glove fully expanded from baking soda and vinegar mixture

Admire the results.

science experiments for kids The complete experiment directions and theory are available on Scribd.

This is the sixth  fun and easy science experiment that you can do with your kids at home. The following are the other experiments within this series:

The entire series was inspired by the people at Workman. They publish an array of crazy cool children’s science resources. What I love about this series of science books for children is that they are extremely accessible. The directions are simple and most of the supplies you probably already have at home.  It is pretty awesome to discover what happens when vinegar and baking soda hang out together.

Holly Homer author of June Cleaver Nirvana When Holly isn’t trying to blow up something using household items, she is writing.  She is the stay at home mom of three boys. She is a Dallas Area Blogger who writes June Cleaver Nirvana and is the editor of She is Dallas. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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