marvellous medicine

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl, The Minpins

To celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate factory as well as Roald Dahl day, why not have a go at making your own version of George’s Marvellous Medicine?

What you’ll need

  • A sheet of A3 craft paper
  • Black paper
  • Leaflets from supermarkets, food catalogues etc
  • Glue stick
  • Pens

 How to make it

  1. Cut out a large pot shape from the black paper. Glue this to your craft paper.
  2. Now simply decide what you would like in your medicine and cut pictures from the leaflets and catalogues and glue them to the pot!
  3. Finish off by writing the name of your medicine across the top of your paper.

…the bravest parents could raid their cupboards to make the concoction with their children.

You could even be adding a bit of baking soda and watch it react with liquids for a great additional sensory experience!! It’s great fun for the children, very hands-on and the reaction is instant and exciting, making their first introduction to chemical reactions that extra bit existing!


– This experiment shouldn’t be performed by children except under adult supervision.
– Read cautions on individual containers carefully (some products may contain chemicals that may be harmful if misused).
– Wear safety glasses and gloves.
– The marvellous medicine should NOT be tasted.
– Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, flush well with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention.
– Keep out of reach of young children.





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