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Potions Recipes Revealed

Watch below as our Potions Professor taught her Muggle Magic Potions Class. Now, we can’t get dragon’s blood or mermaid spit here in the muggle world, but our Potions Professor wrote this blog post to help you create these potions. She has done her research and shared with us the best substitute for all of her magical ingredients that you probably already have in your house. Have fun experimenting with potions!


Exploding Elixir

Watch in amazement while your potion erupts!



  • Water
  • Liquid Soap
  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda



Add 100mL of water into your cauldron. Next add a spoonful of baking soda. Then add 5 drops of liquid soap and stir 10 times in a clockwise motion with your wand, while saying the spell “CREPITUS PULMENTI”. For the final ingredient add 60 mL of white vinegar and watch your potion react!

Beguiling Snow Potion:

Trick your friends by brewing your own yellow snow!



  • Water
  •  100% Cranberry Juice
  • Instant Snow



Start by adding 50mL of water into your cauldron. Next, add 3mL of cranberry juice into your water and stir counter clockwise five times with your wand while saying the spell “IOCUS NIX”. Finally sprinkle in one half spoonful of Snow Seeds into your cauldron and watch the magic! You may touch and play with your trick yellow snow! (But still don’t eat it!)



This potion is Edible!


  • 1/4 cup . Water
  • 2 tbsp . Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup . 100% Cranberry Juice
  • 1/8 tsp . Baking Soda


Combine ¼ cup of Water and ¼ cup of Cranberry Juice. Then add 1/8th teaspoon of Baking Soda, this should make your potion darken in color and fizz. Next, stir in 2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice to change the color once more. Stir 10 times and say the spell “AMARE!”


We want to see what you try at home. Share your creation with us on social media by using the #ScienceAtPlay and tagging @CTScienceCenter.



Kaila Ringgard is a Public Programs Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. She holds a degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst in Geology and Liberal Sciences. In her role at the Science Center, she creates and performs demonstrations for visitors that highlight many different fields in science and STEM careers. She is also responsible for taking care of the many reptiles and insects we have onsite, including our butterflies. You can usually find her in our galleries wearing a tie-dye lab coat with fun experiments and often an interesting animal you can meet.