Experiments in the kitchen
If you can't find a balloon, you may have a jar of clear glass, a plastic spoon, a little salt and some pepper in your pantry.
Mix salt and pepper inside the jar and prepare to separate them thanks to the static electricity.
It's very easy: take the plastic spoon, rub it against your clothes or hair and pay attention to what happens to the spoon. If you look, both the salt and pepper will be attracted by the spoon, which is loaded with energy, but only the pepper will become "stuck".
Crepe paper and a live snake
This experiment is more fun, but requires an ingredient that we may not have at home (but it is easy to find in any stationery store): Crepe paper, also known as China paper.
Apart from that, you need pencils or markers, scissors, a plastic ruler and a garment of wool.
Draw a snake on the paper and cut it out. Then, rub the ruler against the woollen garment to create an electrical charge. The ruler will attract the paper snake, which, as it is very light, will rise from the table.