Bouncing Snowballs

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Serves: makes 1 centerpiece


1 use a candle or snowman or santa or star
1 medium fish bowl
modeling clay
15-20 mothballs
1 tsp citric acid
1 tsp baking soda
holiday greens (evergreens)

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
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Keep this project up and out of the way on table from children and pets.
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Fasten a candle or whatever you use to the bottom of a fish bowl with the modeling clay.
Fill the bowl with water. Add the citric acid and baking soda. Now add the mothballs.
This mixture keeps mothballs bobbing up and down for some time, Add more citric acid and soda when the action stops. Set the bowl on some greens and prepare to answer your friends surprised questions. Place netting(nothing solid) over top of bowl or jar, secure with pretty ribbon or tape to hold down.
Citric acid:
A white crystalline powder used as a flavoring in food and beverages. Find it in the spice aisle or baking isle of your grocery.

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user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Nov 29, 2011
very cool....
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Nov 29, 2011
my son is going to love this!!!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Nov 29, 2011
This is aa great project for the kids to help with. Thanks Colleen and Deneece.
user Deb Crane songchef - Nov 29, 2011
Very cool! My Grands will love this! :)

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