Mad Scientist Week Day 1: Fizzy Color Art



Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer!  Click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done.

This week, we’re having Mad Scientist week. Scroll down to learn how to make Fizzy Color Art then click over to find out what other awesome mad science projects we’ve done this week.


What you need (for each kid):

  • 1 box of baking soda
  • 1 medicine dropper (I asked the pharmacist at Target and he gave them to me for free)
  • white vinegar
  • gel food coloring
  • 1 9X13 pan or tray with edges
  • 2-4 small plastic or glass cups

What to do:

  1. Pour baking soda into the pan or tray.
  2. Have your kid fill each cup about halfway with vinegar.
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup, stir.
  4. Help your kid fill the medicine dropper with colored vinegar (It may take a few tries to get the hang of it)
  5. Slowly squirt the colored vinegar onto the tray.

What’s Your Kid Learning About?

  • chemical reactions (explain that vinegar and baking soda both contain chemicals that react to each other)
  • mixtures

 Tweet it! It’s fizzy!  It’s bright!  It’s superfun!  We had so much fun making fizzy color art.  Here’s how. Click to Tweet


    • I’m so sorry Stephanie– I got mixed up on my days.

  1. My kiddos loved the fizz art today :) They can’t wait for tomorrow.

  2. I wish I had kids to do this with! heh, some day :) Looks so fun!

  3. This was so much fun! Haddie was practically giddy…then she wanted to eat it, but I convinced her that baking soda and vinegar are not a yummy combination.


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