I buy bulk baking soda and vinegar. There are SO many ways to play and explore with this chemical reaction and it literally never gets old for the kids. Which means that days like today, where it’s just too hot out, I can always count on an eruption to keep the littles occupied. I decided to turn today’s into a car wash!
What you need:
-food coloring (optional)
I like to use under-the-bed storage bins for messy indoor play. It’s big enough to contain the mess, but still easy enough to clean up. Win win. In the bin we have cars, a bowl, our ‘ingredients’ (baking soda and colored vinegar) and a smaller bin of soapy water and some washcloths.
The kids carefully poured the baking soda and vinegar until we had an eruption big enough to cover the cars.
We continued this process multiple times, using up all of the baking soda and vinegar I was willing to use for the day. I swear if I gave them an unlimited amount they would never stop!
After a good dip in the baking soda and vinegar, the cars made their way to the warm, soapy water.
It’s amazing how much fun pretending to wash some toys are- and believe it or not, all of our cars are now squeaky clean!
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