We love the reaction between baking soda and vinegar. The fizzing and erupting never gets old for my kids, and we have found SO many ways to incorporate this science project into our regular activities. This art project takes the reaction and makes a really fun process art experience that they kids enjoyed making over and over again. This fizzing fireworks painting will become soaking wet and ruined, but the fun of this one is all in the process.
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To Make Fizzing Fireworks Painting
What you need:
Dark construction paper
Glue or puffy paint
Pipette/dropper (I bought this giant pack and we use them ALL the time)
What to do:
Paint your fireworks on the construction paper with glue or puffy paint.
Sprinkle baking soda onto the glue until covered and remove excess baking soda.
Mix some colored vinegar into bowls.
Use a pipette or eye dropper to drop the colored vinegar onto the baking soda.
Watch as your fireworks fizz and ‘light up’ the night sky!
To eliminate some of the mess, do this on a tray (we use the lid of a large plastic bin).
Make a bunch of these with different firework shapes, your kids will want to do them again and again!
These can be prepped ahead of time for a class or a kids party by making the fireworks with the glue and the baking soda and letting them dry.
Young children will be able to do this with the pre-made firework template of baking soda and glue.
Older children who are 3 and 4 year old, can squeeze the glue on a drawn firework template and add the baking soda.
Children 5 and up might light to give this a try independently!
Have fun with your fizzing fireworks painting!
Want more New Years Fun with kids?
Check out these ideas from Parenting From the Heart Blog and Twitchetts!