Fizz Painting

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a die hard fan of vinegar and baking soda. Between the cool science experiments and the fact that it’s a non-toxic way to clean just about everything, who doesn’t love baking soda and vinegar? It’s a treasure in the land of motherhood.

Which brings us to the very simple art activity of fizz painting.

It requires ingredients that you would usually have laying around the house, so chances are you can make a last minute activity out of this when your children are going bonkers for something to do. As he normally does when I present something new to him, my boy spent the first few minutes simply observing with curiosity as I showed him what to do. The moment he decided to give it a try, however, he was enthralled.

Of course, the activity didn’t end when all the colors were used up. Oh no, not with this little man. The fun continued when he ran to his sensory/art supply shelves and pulled out some fun things to play with, including sponges, paper, and paint brushes. This quickly turned into a full on art project. I know, sometimes that’s a headache to deal with, but it’s also the type of initiative I (personally) like to encourage.

So, although I expected this to be an easy-clean up project , I feel it was even more successful than originally anticipated since he chose to let his creativity loose.

Fizz Painting

What You Need:
Baking soda
Vinegar
Food coloring
Plastic bowls or something to hold the colors in
A 9X13 casserole dish
Eye Droppers

Directions:
Spread a layer of baking soda in the casserole dish.

In each bowl or container, mix food coloring with vinegar.

Use the eye droppers to drop the vinegar into the baking soda, and watch it fizz! For added fun, use the mushy mixture to paint!

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Scented Edible Finger Painting

Who doesn’t love finger painting?

Okay. Maybe parents who are easily irritated by mess, but what child doesn’t love finger painting?

If you’re looking for a finger painting activity to do with a baby who is still putting everything in their mouths, or if you’re looking for a new way to experience finger painting in general, this is something you should try!

This paint is completely edible, and the best part is that it has flavorful scents! Definitely an exciting alternative to the same old art project.

Not only is this a great art activity, but it’s also a wonderful sensory project since the child can feel the paint as well as smell it.

Here’s what you need:

Ingredients:
Plain yogurt
Packets of kool aid (various colors)

Directions:
Mix kool aid with yogurt to make paint. And that’s it!