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This would make an awesome gift for kids. Add some goggles, an apron, and gloves for the whole effect. Awesome blog called the "Kitchen Pantry Scientist", she has tons of great science experiments that kids can do! Here is a Homemade science lab.
Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Blog that shares fun science activities you can practice using stuff from your pantry!
3 Easy Science Experiments for Kids by The Kitchen Pantry Scientist
kitchen pantry scientist: home made science kit for kids