We’ve all been there – that awkward 15 minute pause in the conversation at a holiday party. These dancing snowballs are a great way to keep people entertained while they think of the next thing to discuss.
The only downside? The decidedly un-festive smell of mothballs. But hey – that just might get the ol’ conversation wheel rolling again.
"My god, those balls stink."
"Speaking of stinky balls, that reminds me of the time..."
1 tablespoon citric acid
1 pint water
2 tablespoons baking soda
Add acid to water and soda. Add food colouring and mothballs. Balls will dance for 3 hours. A dash of soda and citric acid will start the balls rolling. This makes a lovely Christmas decoration.
Note: 1 pint equals 2 cups. I filled up a couple of vases and adjusted the quantities accordingly. Don't scream like I did when you add the citric acid. I was convinced I was about to blow up the kitchen.
Source: St. Mary's C.W.L. Grafton Cookbook