HELLO TUESDAY! I had great intentions of getting this up last night BUT I came upstairs to write in bed, got a little too comfy and ended up going to sleep. In my defence.. I had been cleaning the house from top to bottom all day. Whatever. We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week!
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 and sat on the deck in the winter sun. If you can’t tell.. it’s where most of our art projects are done.
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 and helping to develop some fine motor skills- ya can’t just squeeze the vinegar all out in one go!
Enough waffling, let’s get cracking
What we used
– 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)
There is nothing to this really. Fill your wee bottles or an ice cube tray with the vinegar, add in the colours and give them a wee shake. 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! I’ll admit, I was just holding out until the end to relive my childhood and help pour the remaining vinegar over the baking soda. Viola- done. Art and science project complete aaaand a happy kiddo!
Well loves, that’s it from us! We have the eye specialist today so it’s time to get organised. As per, make sure you come join us on Snapchat – @heylittlesweets to see our Friday art projects in action. If you’ve done or do this art project with your little ones, please send us pictures as we would love to see your masterpieces.
Have a good first half of your week!