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Pinspiration: Fizzy Paint

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Written by Jen Sill

I took a bit of a vacation from my Pin-inspired posts.  But I’m back.  

My kids love trying the experiments!!

This week we tried to make “Fizzy Paint”

What you need: 

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Water
Food Coloring (or water color paint)
Vinegar in a squirt gun or spray bottle
Paint brushes 
Paper – Watercolor paper probably works better than what we used…

 

What you do: 

Mix the food coloring, baking soda and water in cups.  There’s no magic mixture, really.  You just want as much baking soda as possible, but you don’t want it to be too thick to paint.  I just added and stirred until it felt right.  This will work with almost any mixture.  The fizz is better with more Baking Soda.

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Have your kids paint.

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Give ’em the spray bottle or suirt gun and let them ‘fizz’ the paint.

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Note: We did not end up with masterpieces after this.  The fun was in the fizz -not the finished product.  I think it MIGHT have worked better if we had watercolor paper – because our paper got COVERED with vinegar and baking soda.  But the kids did have fun.

BONUS:  After your kids are done ‘painting’ and ‘fizzing’ you can make mini volcanos out of each ‘glass’ of paint!  Just pour vinegar in.  It’ll fizz over.  

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Here are some other fun science experiments you can do in your kitchen

and 

Here is one of our most popular activities: Cotton Ball Hammering

 

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.

  • http://www.ellabbella.com Leslie

    Yeah! Jen’s kids/craft projects back in action on the site! Love it!

    • http://www.herviewfromhome.com Jen Sill

      I thought you might be happy to see it… but maybe the only one. Ha!!

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