1/4 C. Baking soda
1/2 C. Water
Ice cube tray
1. Add several drops of food coloring to each spot in the ice cube tray, fill with vinegar, then place in the freezer. We waited about 2 hours and they where not frozen solid when we used them. They probably could have used another hour. If you are patient enough or plan ahead, freeze until they are solid. I just get so excited when we are trying something new. 🙂 Ours turned slushy, but still worked great for making the paper react.
2. Stir the baking soda and water together until mixed. Place the paper on the baking sheet and pour the baking soda mixture on top of it. Set the tray where the paper can dry. We set ours in the 80 degree sun and it dried quickly. The kids didn’t mind the wait, they where too busy running around outside. Once dried, we could see the baking soda on the colored paper.
3. Use the vinegar ice cubes to paint on the paper. The reaction between the baking soda and vinegar makes a fun fizzy bubble reaction. Remember, baking soda and vinegar makes little tiny bubbles (you aren’t going to get huge bubbles, just fizzy bubbles).
Mr. Tickles (age 1.5) LOVES “sicles” (popsicles) so naturally he tried our vinegar ice cubes “ewww”. Thankfully this is a toddler friendly project so everything used came from the kitchen. One taste and he realized it was not a popsicle and continued to paint.
| My kiddos thought it was so fun watching the bubbles magically
appear on the paper.
|Little busy artists.|
|Fizzy bubbles…cool! 🙂|
|I thought our artwork looked like tie dye when it was all dried. You may want to brush off
any extra baking soda. The more food coloring in your vinegar the brighter your artwork will be.
|Our vinegar ice cubes melted really fast and we ended up with a bowl full of vinegar that was dumped on the paper for one big rush of fizzy-ness. You should have heard the laughter.I’m pretty sure my kids always have stickers on their hands|