This activity was such a blast and the paint effects were seriously just too cool!
Glowing & Exploding Art (what you need)
- Homemade glowing vinegar
- Zip seal bags
- Baking soda
- Toilet Paper
- Poster board
- Optional addition- corn starch
The homemade glowing vinegar is really easy to make. All you need is vinegar and the glowing paint of your choice (Full tutorial here) We added corn starch when we mixed up our vinegar. This made the vinegar more paint-like, but this step isn't necessary. Once the vinegar is made pour it into zip seal bags. You can fill the bags with more or less vinegar for varied explosions. No need to measure.
Next, take toilet paper squares and pour baking soda into the center. Then fold the toilet paper into a ball, securing the baking soda inside. These are essentially your exploding paint bombs
Now it is time to PLAY! We covered the floor with poster board. It is a good idea to use a thick paper as this activity does get messy. It is totally worth it though.
To set off each exploding paint bag you will want to hold a baking soda bomb just inside the bag and seal the bag as much as you can before letting the bomb go
Then drop the bomb, quickly seal the bag the rest of the way, and quickly set the bag down. The bag will begin to expand
Each bag will continue to expand until it explodes
creating beautiful art all over the paper
Rosie loves exploding art and eagerly watched and waited for each bag to explode
And playing in the colorful vinegar paint is always a must
Glowing & Erupting Art
Where Science & Art Meet there is always FUN!
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