Our Friday art projects have returned and we are both rather excited about this. Miss I has been in preschool for exactly a month and we wanted to give her a wee break from the usual routine to adjust to her new one of going to preschool in the mornings. Now that she’s done her first full month, I thought it was about time to start getting back to normal. Friday was pretty much our first fine day all week so we took advantage, sat on the deck in the winter sun and created some Baking Soda Art.
This one is a bit of an art AND science project combined. Masterpieces and chemical reactions were created all in one go to the delight of Miss I. She had a ton of fun squirting colours everywhere and mixing them up, but even more fun listening to and watching the bubbles form. It’s a great wee activity for teaching a wee one about colours, colour mixing, taps into the senses and helping to develop some fine motor skills- ya can’t just squeeze the vinegar all out in one go!
What you’ll need
– baking soda (you’ll need a fair bit depending on how much baking soda you want to put in the tin. We used about 500g)
– liquid food colouring
– squeezee bottles or pipettes and an ice cube tray
– white vinegar
– cake tin
– plastic sheeting if you’re doing this inside
What to do
– Fill your wee bottles or an ice cube tray with the vinegar. Add in your fooding colouring and give them a wee mix.
– Pour the baking soda into the pan, level it out and then squirt away.
– Once your masterpiece has been created, take a pic then pour the rest of the vinegar and watch it bubble all over the show. When the fizzing action has finished, carefully tip out the remaining vinegar and see what’s left behind- it’s rather pretty! Grab a couple of pieces of paper and smoosh them down on the surface to pick up the print. Leave them to dry.
– Discard the left over baking soda either in the bin or get pouring with more vinegar.