STEAM: Make a Foaming Pavlov’s Dog
All levels | 21 min
STEAM: Make a Foaming Pavlov's Dog
We all have fond memories of the classic science fair volcano experiment, but it's time to give that baking soda project a super fun update. PhD chemist and crafter Jamie Hudson shows you how to turn that same chemical reaction into a spouting whale or a drooling Pavlov's dog. You just need a few basic household supplies and your Cricut to put together zany new friends while also learning a little about chemistry as well as conditioned responses.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Vinegar, baking soda
  • 16 oz Plastic bottle
  • Dish soap
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Water
  • Small funnel
  • Cricut Corrugated Cardboard 1-sided (2 pieces)
  • Cricut Maker and mobile device to access Design Space
  • Baking tray
  • Light grip mat
  • Cricut fine point knife blade
  • X-acto knife
  • Tape
Learn how to:
  • Cut animal shapes out of corrugated cardboard with a Cricut
  • Use Cricut Design Space software
  • Create a fun and safe chemical reaction with household items

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instructions from Jamie Hudson showing you how to make a foaming creature
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable SVG files
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Chava-Shoshannah Marcus
Love the Pavlov's Dog idea! It's so cool how to experiment on getting optimum foam.
More than 3 months ago
Sheila Benson
This was hilarious! Now if only I had a Cricut cutter . . .
More than 3 months ago
Barbara Sabatka
A fun way to teach and learn many skills and concepts.
More than 3 months ago