When you make art with baking soda and vinegar, you combine the creativity of an art project with a classic science experiment! Check out how this can also be used as fun sensory activities.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Art Experiment
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It only took three minutes to set up this Baking Soda and Vinegar activity. It’s that easy!
I let my four-year-old add the food coloring to the vinegar so that the colors would turn out like he wanted.
He also dumped the baking soda on the tray, and smoothed it out while I dug out the medicine dropper.
Using a medicine dropper in an activity like this provides practice for small motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
My little guy didn’t need any instructions on what to do. Natural curiosity soon took over!
- Baking Soda
- Food Coloring
- A plastic plate or tray
- An eye dropper
- Mix Vinegar and food coloring in small cups
- Spread baking soda on the plate or tray
- Give your child the eye dropper, and the cups of colored vinegar.
- Let them drop colored vinegar onto the baking soda.
- Watch the magic!
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Make Art With Baking Soda And Vinegar: Sensory Activities
This baking soda and vinegar project is now one of our favorite sensory activities!
Doing this in such small amounts creates a different dynamic than the baking soda/vinegar volcano experiment.
It’s easier to see the actual reaction. My son chose different colors and their placements, mixing colors at times.
Once most of the baking soda had been fizzed out by the vinegar, we added a bit more vinegar, and mixed it up just to see what happened.
The result was a really odd concoction. It was a liquid-like slime. Some of it was really runny, while the rest was thicker and chalky.
To take it a step further, we decided to explore this gooey substance.
My four-year-old helped me scoop and pour it into a large Ziploc bag. Then we had fun squishing it with our feet!
This activity definitely put a new (and gooey) twist on a classic. It’s one that we’ll definitely be doing again!
More Fun With Baking Soda and Vinegar!
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Baking Soda and Vinegar are at the top of the list of fun kids activities! Check out these other ideas for using this dynamic duo:
- Chemical Reactions for Kids: Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Baking Soda Experiment
- Science Spot: Lots of Experiments (some with baking soda and vinegar!)
Share your favorite baking soda/ vinegar experiments and projects in the comments below!