Well- if you’re like me summer has just begun and I’m already searching out simple activities to keep my kids engaged. Fizzy Art is low prep and always entertaining!
Georgia weather is just so bizarre. We had a virtually non-existent winter and now we are in a dreary and gray May with record low highs. I’m not loving it!
However, we are brightening our rainy days with some rainbow Fizzy Art.
I love planning activities for my kids that break up the monotony of toys and tv. However, with a new baby and 2 toddlers I need activities that are easy to set up and can be completed (somewhat) independently which are 2 of the reasons I love Fizzy Art! It’s one of those activities that I have to stay nearby for but do not have to be hands on which is great if the baby needs some attention, supper needs cooking, or laundry needs folding.
Fizzy Art is also great for exploring colors and mixing colors. I love activities that simply let kids explore as opposed to following endless directions!
What is Fizzy Art?
Fizzy Art is made with 3 materials: baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring. The baking soda is your “canvas” and the colored vinegar is your medium. And what happens when the vinegar hits the baking soda? Well- it erupts and fizzes… hence the name Fizzy Art.
My kids will play with this as long as I will refill their vinegar and baking soda but it can get a little messy so here is what I do.
Containing the Fizzy Art
1- Cover table with thick paper or plastic tablecloth. (We keep a roll of this paper on hand at all times for covering tables, packing boxes, and crafting.)
2- Mix vinegar and food coloring in bottles like this. (They also work great for donut decorating).
3- Cover a plate or pan in baking soda (I used paper plates for easy clean up but a pan eliminates even more mess!)
5- Turn them loose.
When it’s time to clean up just dump the colorful baking soda in the trash or down the sink and wrap up your table cover. The Lees love when the table is covered and always ask to decorate the paper— of course I oblige and end up with a few more minutes to knock out my To Do list.
Have you tried Fizzy Art before? How do you keep the tiny humans busy on rainy days?
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