Children love science and discovery. They often are in awe with the chemical reaction of components. We love playing with baking soda and vinegar, whether it’s blowing up balloons, erupting volcanoes or cleaning pennies …it’s always fun. In this activity, we are making a fun science art marble plate.
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Use a spoon to spread some of the powdered paint to a plate. And the fun begins….Cover the colored powder with baking soda, enough to hide the paint. You want the children to be very surprised when the begin spraying with the vinegar. We prepared enough plates for five children. Fill your spray bottle with some vinegar…enough for all children in your care to use. We did half bottle for all five children. Individually let them spray their plate. Allow them to spray their plates, as they spray they will see art forming in the whizz, pop, fizz bubble. They will be oohing and ahhing. Happy faces!Give them a Q-tip or a stick for them to swirl the mixture. This will create a beautiful colored marble effect. They can swirl to their liking; however, if you swirl continuously the color will blend into a one solid color..usually a dark gray / brownish color. I allowed them to see both stages and choose.They mostly wanted bright colored marble except for my Senu that will always be uniquely herself….After much art and science, we left the plates outdoors to dry ..and they squirrels did not get them. Our squirrels eat every and anything so we were very happy to have this intact…yeah.
Another great kids activity with lots of fun and color blending. Get the powdered tempera paints here
Hope you will have fun making this beautiful artwork with your little ones as our kids did…. Miss Sue
Senu and Heru’s family Fall 2015