I always loved Pop Rocks as a kid. They were so fun and always propelled my brother and I into uncontrollable laughter. With that in mind I have been having tons of fun coming up with ways for my girls to not just eat Pop Rocks from time to time but to also PLAY with them.
Why should something so cool be reserved solely for a sugary snack? It shouldn't be, right? Try this activity, and I am sure you will agree!
You will also need:
In a cup combine:
Stir the ingredients and then repeat these steps, preparing one cup for every color of dye that you wish to make.
FIZZY POP DYING
- Have kids dip hard-boiled eggs in the colored dyes, allowing them to sit for 3-5 minutes.
- As the eggs are dying give kids Pop Rocks to sprinkle into the cups!
- This causes an insane popping & fizzing reaction that will have kids hysterical! My girls could not stop laughing & wanted to make the dye FIZZ & PoP again & again!
As kids dye the eggs they can continue to add Pop Rocks to the cups! My girls absolutely loved this and have already asked if they can dye FIZZY POP eggs again.
Drying & Clean Up
I recommend covering part of your crafting space with paper towels and then using that to dry the eggs. An egg rack also works great for this!
Note: As with any activity using food coloring FIZZY POP dying may tinge the hands for a few hours. To get perfect hard boiled eggs we always use an egg cooker. It makes it SO EASY! If interested you can check those out on Amazon here.
Bonus fun: Let kids enjoy a bit of the Pop Rocks on their tongues while they are dying their eggs. I should warn you though that this will cause uncontrollable laughter & very happy kids :)
This is just one of many awesome ways that we have found to play & learn with Pop Rocks. Follow us on Pinterest & Facebook for lots more epic kid fun!