Painting, bubbles, what’s not to love?!  A simple chemical reaction with loads of excitement! 

Materials

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • Liquid watercolour paints
  • Vinegar (in the clear container)
  • Baking soda
  • Liquid watercolour paper (or cardstock- something thicker is better for younger kids)
  • Containers
  • Spoon
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil/eraser
  • Tray

We always find a smock helpful too!

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Directions

  • Don your smock.
  • Draw and cut out a shape you would like your paper to be or skip this step if you like!

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • Dilute your paint with vinegar.  Paint your paper.

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • While your paint is wet, sprinkle on your baking soda and watch for the bubbles. Play with adding more paint and baking soda.

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • Allow your work to dry and gently tap or brush off any excess soda.  (It is hard to see in the photo, but in the sunlight it has a iridescent shimmer in the sunlight!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

  • Hang up your work!  (This was a good way to sneak in some math- patterning the beads with two attributes: size and colour!  A shoelace is a perfect lacing material for beads.)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Fizzy Painting with make-it-your-own.com (Creative activities for kids!)

Purpose

  • Learning about chemical reactions.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces.
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