How to Make Elephant Toothpaste- Chemistry Experiment

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A FUN experiment to make “Elephant Toothpaste!” The first video is the cool “wow” experiment- and the second video is a longer more explained version! Have YOU ever made Elephants Toothpaste?

If you have the materials use around 80 ml hydrogen peroxide to 40 ml of Dawn dish detergent. Mix them together. Add food coloring if you want. Then very quickly add 10 to 15 ml of potassium iodide and move away! If you don’t have these materials available you can try the “homemade less-dramatic version” of it which produces a similar reaction but smaller. Just use household hydrogen peroxide, mixed with dish soap, then quickly add a pack of yeast.


  1. Crystal says

    Wow! That's pretty cool! Where do I get Potassium Iodide?? Also, what do you use to clean up this experiment?

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