Fizzy Painted Easter Bunny Craft is a great STEAM themed craft for kids. It uses the simple kitchen science experiment between baking soda and vinegar to great a unique piece of art!! This easy STEAM craft is so fun and easy for big and small kids! And it makes a great Easter gift for loved ones!
Supplies for Fizzy Painted Easter Bunny Craft with free printable
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- Easter Bunny Printable
- Baking soda
- Water bowls
- Food coloring
- Water colour paper
- Black construction paper
- Spray bottle or eye droppers
- Pom pom
How to Make Fizzy Painted Easter Bunny Craft
- Grab your supplies.
- Mix your fizzy paint by combining 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water.
- Add only a half a drop of food colouring. This will allow you to make pastel like colour for Easter. Mix the ingredients. If you find your colours are a bit too dark for your liking simply let the paint stand for a minute or two and let the water settle on top. Drain it off and add fresh water and mix. Continue until you have the desired shade.
- Place your watercolour paper into a baking sheet and start painting. TIP: the water settles on the top of the paint and the baking soda at the bottom so tell your little one that they need to mix the paints before using them.
- Cover the entire paper with paint.
- Place vinegar into a bowl or fill a spray bottle with vinegar. Invite your little one to either spray or use the eye droppers to distribute the vinegar all over the painted paper. Watch the fizzy reaction occur!
- Continue using the vinegar until all the baking soda is gone from the paper. Set it aside to dry.
- Print and cut out the Easter bunny template. Use it to cut out the bunny in black construction paper.
- Glue it to the page once it is dry and add a Pom Pom and display!
Science Behind Fizzy Paint
What happens when you combine baking soda with vinegar? Fizz! But why does this happen with two seemingly common ingredients. Baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. When an acid and a base mix they produce a gas called carbon dioxide.
What to Talk About
- Discuss the chemical reaction behind the combination of baking soda and vinegar: When you combine baking soda (a base) with vinegar (an acid), it releases a gas (carbon dioxide). Ask them what they see, hear and smell.
- Ask them what they think will happen when they squeeze the vinegar on the page.
- As they squeeze the vinegar, ask what is happening. Let them describe what it sounds, smells and even feels like, what is happening, what it sounds/looks/feels like, what the solution smells like to them. See whether they can guess what it is.
This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
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