We got in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day this week – Fizzing Shamrocks craft anyone? – with this awesome science-meets-art project.
Have you ever tried the baking soda & vinegar experiment? This was the first time Mr3 had experienced it. To say he loved it would be an understatement!
I didn’t tell him about the epic reaction that was about to occur, instead I asked him to predict what might happen when he added the vinegar. His response? A colour change.
Upon adding the vinegar, Mr3 looked up at me with the biggest eyes & an even bigger smile. This arty-experiment sure is a must try. Here’s how to make your own St Patrick’s Day Fizzing Shamrocks Craft.
>>> Make These St Patrick’s Day Fizzing Shamrocks Craft
Age: 3+ years
Time: 15 mins + drying time
Cardstock Shamrock cutouts
Green Food Colouring
1 // We tried 2 different ways to colour our Shamrock’s: both leaving a unique pattern! (Remember the food dye will stain clothes & fingers)
- Make a dry mix of baking soda & food colouring – this created the darker Shamrocks. Or,
- Colour the vinegar with food colouring – this created the lighter Shamrocks.
2 // Pour your baking soda over the cardstock – you can spread it out or leave it in piles.
3 // Using a pipette, squirt vinegar over the baking soda and watch & listen to the reaction.
4 // Allow to dry completely then take a ruler and scrape off the excess baking soda.
That’s your Shamrocks all finished! This experiment would also work great for a St Patrick’s Day Fizzing Rainbow. Give it a try and show us the results.
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I hadn’t done the vinegar/soda experiment before, so this one was so fun to make! Tag your pics with #craftylivingkids & #nannyshecando. Happy Crafting & Happy St Patrick’s Day!
>> We’d love to hear what *your* kids thought would happen upon adding the vinegar!
Olivia is a career Nanny & craft extraordinaire from Sydney, Australia. She shares her passion for children & creativity by providing simple arts, crafts & activities full of learning opportunities. Her aim is to encourage & inspire you to be creative with your babies, toddlers and preschoolers!
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