What the hell is an elephant toothpaste unity ceremony?! #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#chemistry#geeky weddings#unity ceremony Posted Jul 11 2016 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Via YouTube Related Post Add a science-y vibe to your ceremony with this mash-up reading You'll be seeing a LEGO-themed wedding later in the week that will make any LEGO fan wet their pants with delight, but Jess and Mac... Read more Science fans: this wild unity ceremony is straight up your alley. We love a good science-y unity ceremony, like this Prince Rupert's Drop ceremony and this chemical reaction ceremony. We recently stumbled on a new one with an awesome name that we had to share: the elephant toothpaste ceremony! When you combine a few ingredients, a chemical reaction is made that produces a substance that looks like toothpaste an elephant might use. The symbolism is that you combine two separate elements to form a new, awesome reaction (aka your partnership!). There are a few ways to do it, but we chose the safest method that is safer on hands. Elephant toothpaste ceremony materials: empty 20-oz bottle (or container of your choosing) 3% hydrogen peroxide solution packet of active yeast liquid dishwashing detergent warm water food coloring Pour 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide solution, 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid, and a few drops of food coloring into the bottle. Shake the bottle around to mix the ingredients. Warning: this will foam up pretty high, so protect any areas you want protected. In a separate container, mix a packet of active yeast with a little warm water and a few drops of a second food coloring. I'd recommend a non-complementary color so that it doesn't just form a brown. Think more in terms of creating a new color. Think blue + yellow = green or red + blue = purple. Give the yeast about five minutes to activate. When you are ready to perform your unity ceremony, combine the two components into one container and watch the magic happen! Here's a video of the concept: After the unity ceremony is over, the solution can safely be poured down the drain with water. Related Post Hows about a little chemistry with your unity ceremony? A 5th grade science activity can make a meaningful and exciting unity ceremony! See what happens when one couple decided to conduct a unity ceremony chemistry experiment live at their… Read More Related Post Break the glass in a whole new way with a Prince Rupert's Drop Val and Galen's science tendencies led them to a really interesting and symbolic unity ceremony. They created what's called a Prince Rupert's Drop. I'm sure some of you academics out… Read More Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS This celestial rhinestone bridal crown is straight from the stars NEXT This topless engagement shoot on a cold mountain in Wales is super freeing (SFW!) Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] My husband and i did a peanut butter and jelly unity sandwich… it was perfect for us. Reply I have tried this repeatedly and I can't get it to shoot up like in the video!! We tried yeast, didn't work. So then we tried Potassium Iodide, still didn't work. We even bought 1 mL erlenmeyer flasks! I would love to have this at out Halloween themed wedding but not the foaming out of the bottle but shooting out! We are having an outside wedding so space is not an issue! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.