How to Make a Magic Potion DIY Recipe

Are you looking for a super fun themed Halloween activity for Primary? What could be better than bring in a little magic with these easy potions for kids!

Don’t worry, it’s super easy and I’ll show you exactly how to make a magic potion and ideas for using them as part of your Singing Time plans!

How to Make a Magic Potion - DIY easy potions for kids with ingredients, recipes, step-by-step directions and tutorial plus fun ways to incorporate a learning activity or singing time game with your fake Halloween potions! Includes printable potion bottle song visuals for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

How to Make a Magic Potion

Magic Potion Ingredients:

  • Cups (clear is best!)
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Food Coloring
  • Baking Soda
  • Spoons
  • Baking Sheet (recommended)
  • Towel (recommended)
ingredients for a homemade diy magic potion for kids - easy and fun!

DIY Potion for Kids Directions:

Fill your cups only about halfway full to give room for the fizz! Fill with 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar. That might look like 2/3 cup water and 1/3 vinegar. 

The higher vinegar content and the more baking soda – the bigger the reaction!

ingredients for a homemade diy magic potion for kids - easy and fun!

Add a little bit of baking soda to your spoon. In total, I used about 1tsp of baking soda per spoon.

Start with just a little bit of baking soda on your spoon, then add 1-2 food coloring drops. Now, top off the spoon with baking soda so the color is disguised.

Mixing baking soda into water and vinegar to create a big reaction magical potion that's safe for kids to try as an at home science experiment

Put all your cups on a baking sheet lined with a towel to help contain any mess!

To activate your potion, just mix the spoon into your water/vinegar mixture and stir.

3 colorful fun bubbly magic potions with step by step directions and safe homemade chemical reactions!

Magic Potion Singing Time Game

Using Magic Potions in Singing Time:

Pick a child to come up and let them pick which spoon to try. Use the filled spoon to pour right into any one of the cups and stir and watch the magic happen!

Have a color guide ready with each color assigned to a specific song or verse. Then, when orange is revealed, sing through that pre-selected song.

What starts as a clear potion magically turns to color and bubbles up as you mix in baking soda for a big fun reaction in these fake magic potions for kids
Magic potions for kids fizzing up in a clear jar with lots of bubbles and explosion
Orange magic potion almost finished fizzing in a glass mason jar easy to follow tutorial for how to make a magic potion

Continue working your way through your potions and singing a variety of songs or different verses!

You can use our cute printable potion jars to write your song titles or a silly way to sing and provide a visual!

3 colorful magic potions for kids with diy directions and recipe orange potion, green Halloween potion, and purple fake potions!

Magic Potion Demo Video!

My phone made this cute short video clip of one of my magic potions coming to life! I just loved this cute clip, that I wanted to share so you can visualize the magic just a little better.

More Ways to Use DIY Magic Potions!

Printable magic potion posters and song visuals with mason jar potions
  • Use magic potions to perfect a song or verse. When you master it, then let the kids try out one of your potions!
  • Write out all the lyrics of your song in the potion colors you are using. After singing through the song, mix a potion and erase all the words in the matching color.
  • Make 2 of each color you decide to make. When the kids make a match (the 2nd cup of a color) let them pick a silly way to sing or a choice of song to sing!
Magic Messages fun and easy singing time game and kids activity for LDS Primary Music Leaders! Just fill in your secret hidden message before hand and let the kids magically reveal the hidden phrase or image!

For some more fun magic for your singing time, head over to this fun Magic Messages singing time idea! It’s so easy to make and will really wow the kids as they reveal a hidden message on a “blank” sheet of paper.

Magic Potion Singing Time
Song Helps Printable Lesson Plan & Visuals

This printable lesson plan includes all the steps you need to make a magic potion of your own, plus singing time ideas!

Then, I’ve included adorable potion bottle printables in 2 sizes so you can write in a silly way to sing, which song to sing, or just use it to dress up your room for the activity!

How to Make a Magic Potion - DIY easy potions for kids with ingredients, recipes, step-by-step directions and tutorial plus fun ways to incorporate a learning activity or singing time game with your fake Halloween potions! Includes printable potion bottle song visuals for LDS Primary Music Leaders.

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What other fun ways could you use magic potions in singing time?

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