How to make homemade helium with two pantry ingredients

It’s a childhood summer tradition like none other - summer camp! And Jonathan joins us now to tell us how you can help send kids to camp who live in our community.

Summer camps may not be an option this year, but you can still get outside with the kids for some fun, educational activities. Jonathan Stacey is combining summer camp and science today. We want to let you know this segment was recorded before the mask mandate went into effect.

How To Make Homemade Helium:

What you need:

  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • plastic or glass bottle
  • balloon
  • funnel


  • Use a funnel to pour vinegar into your bottle.
  • Pour baking soda into your balloon.
  • Cover the top of the bottle and lift your balloon and let the baking soda fall into the vinegar.

Show us your photos of your homemade helium experiment!

While many kids won’t have the opportunity to attend summer camp over the next couple of months due to the pandemic, we don’t want the “cost” of camp to keep them away next summer. And that’s why we need your help. WBTV is proud to announce that we are the Summer Camp Fund’s new media partners.

And we want you, our viewers, to make a donation of any amount, so more kids who live in our area can attend summer camp next year. Make a donation, here!

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