How can you make
elephant toothpaste?

Obj. 8b, 9a, 12b, 22a


  1. Gather your materials: 2 tbsp hot water,1 tsp. yeast, ½ cup hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap, food coloring, plastic bottle, small plastic mixing container, spoon, funnel, measuring spoons (tsp and tbsp).

  2. First, Pour ½ a cup of hydrogen peroxide in your bottle using a funnel.

  3. Second, in a small cup mix 1 tsp yeast and 2 tbsp warm water. Mix and mix until all the yeast is well absorbed.

  4. Third, Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to the bottle and some liquid dish soap.

  5. Fourth, Get your observation skills ready: Slow Down....... Stay Focused ....... Pay attention to details

  6. Fifth, add the yeast mixture and observe.

  7. Use your floorbook to draw your observations.


  • Let’s look at the measuring utensils: ½ cup, 1 tbsp, 1 tsp. What do you notice?

  • Tell me about what you remember from the five steps. Do you remember what was first, second, third, fourth, fifth?

  • What did you observe? What did it remind you of?

  • Let's reflect: Grab a journal and some writing utensils. Draw about:

    1. your observations

    2. the steps of making elephant toothpaste

    3. what you liked most about the experiment