Hello! It’s Megan from Homemade Ginger and I’m sharing a project that is also a fun science experiment for kids!
If you live in an area that can have severe winter weather, you are probably very familiar with the mixed feelings that come when you hear that there is going to be a snow day. We have already had a few snow days this school year and while my kids are overjoyed, I am usually a little dismayed at preparing for being cooped up in the house for a few days. It’s so tempting to give in to letting kids have tons of screen time when it is too cold to play outside, so I’m always looking for fun activities that will keep them busy inside…and maybe even help them learn something new in the process!
These fun fizzy paintings are a great activity for kids of all ages. The best part about this project is that you probably have all the materials you need on hand so if a surprise snow day pops up, you can just grab what you need to do this activity. Kids will love seeing the baking soda interact with the vinegar to create a fun fizzy affect. The colors will bleed together to really make their paintings come alive!
We loved creating a rainbow with different colors of paint and seeing them mix to create new colors once we sprayed vinegar on the paper, but you could do this project with just a few colors if you want!
Here is what you will need to make this craft:
- Baking Soda
- Spray Bottle
- Craft Paint
- Paint Brush
- Watercolor Paper or Card Stock
- Plastic/Paper Plate
- Wire Drying Rack
Such a great process art activity for kids of all ages!
- Wire drying rack
- Squeeze some red paint onto a plastic/paper plate, leaving room for the other colors. Add about 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the paint. Mix them together. The more baking soda, the fizzier the painting will be!
- Using a paint brush, paint the first arc of the rainbow on a sheet of watercolor paper.
- Finish mixing the rest of the colors on the plate, mixing in 1/2 tsp of baking soda to each one. Complete the rest of the rainbow by using a healthy amount of paint for each arch. The thicker the lines the better.
- Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it onto the painting. The colors will fizz and start bleeding together to create a rainbow masterpiece.
- Dry the painting on a wire rack. Your fizzy painting is complete!
These fizzy paintings are a great STEM science activity for kids. Use baking soda and vinegar to see your painting come to life and see the colors swirl and mix!