Campfire Magic

We had some fun tossing random things like flour into the campfire last week to see if it would affect the flames.  My fabulous friend April found this site that lists different ingredients you can add to affect the color of the flames, plus directions for making little wax cups that contain the ingredients for longer colors.  Some of the ingredients sound harder to find, but some are easily found around the house like alum or water softener salt.  Obviously you’d have to be really careful with all of this stuff, but what a cool way to explore chemistry!


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