Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. While Alka-Seltzer certainly is a relief, it does much more than meets the eye (or stomach)! These handy dandy effervescent tablets can be used for simple science experiments, cleaning, or freshening up the fridge. Find out all the wonderfully wacky ways to use Alka Seltzer below!

12 Wacky Ways to Use Alka Seltzer

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Ways to Use Alka-Seltzer in the Home

Unclog a sink drain with ease! Drop two Alka-seltzer tablets in the drain, and chase them with a cup of vinegar.

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via The Krazy Coupon Lady

Make exploding paint bombs so your kids can create some cool artwork for your walls.


via Kids Activities Blog

Clean algae out of a bird bath with Alka Seltzer and copper.

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via The Gardening Cook

Get that annoying dirty ring out of your toilet by dropping two Alka Seltzer tablets in and letting them dissolve. (See more toilet-cleaning hacks!)

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via Creative Homemaking

Have some gunk in your favorite vase? Add some water and a couple of Alka Seltzer tablets to fizz away the funk.

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via Home Hacks

Toss your metal jewelry in the sink with a couple of tablets to remove tarnish.

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via Project Fidgety Fingers

Add Alka-Seltzer to a glass of water and put it in the fridge to get rid of bad smells.

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via The Chic Site

Make your own lava lamp in an old plastic bottle.

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via Ciburbanity

Remove stains from plastic containers by letting water and Alka Seltzer sit in the dish overnight.

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via Momables

Make film canister rockets with the kids. Makes a cool at-home science experiment!

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via All for the Boys

Use it to blow up a balloon. Fun and educational!

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via Science Sparks

Use Alka-Seltzer to create realistic bubbles when you’re fishing with tackle. You can use it with bait, too, but the bubbles are especially helpful for attracting the attention of other fish when you’re not using live bait.

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