Monday, March 9, 2015

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Fizzing Rainbow Easter Eggs!!

Easter is around the corner and these fizzing rainbow Easter eggs pop a whole new festive and fun side into the season!!



Our fizzing dinosaur eggs are always popular this time of year, but this particular spring we have a lot more girls around our house than we have in the past.  They're pretty much in love with rainbow colors!  Actually, even my boy has had a lot of fun with our rainbow projects! (If you've missed them, be sure to check out the rainbow volcano, sparkly fizzing rainbow, edible rainbow playdough, and sparkly button rainbow!)  We decided to mix our recent rainbow obsession with our love of fizzy projects and the Easter/Spring season!  The result was fantastic!!  Our kids wanted to repeat the experiment almost immediately!  I think next time we will be adding sparkles too!

Making your own fizzing rainbow Easter eggs is super easy!  You just need these 

Simple Supplies:

* baking soda
* water
* food coloring
* vinegar
* pan or dishes
* pipettes (optional, but great fun and excellent fine motor exercise!)


Easy How To:

1- Mix about 1/3 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon water, and 3-8 drops of food coloring for each color of egg you want.  More food coloring gives you more vibrant colors.  If your mixture is too dry to stick together, add a few more drops of water.  If it is to wet, add more baking soda.


2- Mix each color together thoroughly and roll into Easter eggs!  I considered hiding a yellow pompom inside each egg, but decided that it would be just as fun (and a lot cleaner, lol!) without it!  I made 2-3 eggs in each color.


3- Set the eggs up like a rainbow in a pan!


3- Give your kiddos a pipette and a cup with vinegar in it, and let them start the fizzing!!



Depending on your children's age and interest, you can talk about lots of science topics with this activity!  Some ideas include (but are definitely not limited to) reactions, rainbows, color mixing, solids and liquids, dissolving, and acids and bases.

As we played, I had even more ideas!  You could easily pop these inside a plastic Easter egg, hide them, go on a hunt to find them, and then have a fizzing party afterwards!  It's an instant sugar-free, fun egg-hunt & activity!

What would you do with fizzy rainbow-colored Easter eggs?  Do you have another favorite egg-themed activity for the spring/Easter season?  I'd love to know!!




I may share at any of these parties!



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43 comments:

Amy said...

Lovely! I imagine even a nine year old would absolutely love this exercise! Thank you for sharing.
Be well!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

I bet a 9-year old would love it!!

My Bored Toddler said...

Great idea! this will be a very popular activity!

alifeworthstyling said...

What a fun project! I miss dying Easter eggs with my girls, as they are both adults now. I look forward to when my grandson is old enough for some projects like this. Maybe I will just have to do them myself till then :)

Elisabeth Sedlachek said...

This is a really cool project to do with children, Carla - it has all the factors that glue kids to a fascinating activity with added bonus of the fizzing effect. I'm definitely stealing it for some Easter quality time with my daughter.

Andi Nicole Horstkotte said...

What a fun idea! And great timing to post this activity. I have a 3 year old and he would SOOOO love this. Def trying it this week!

Melody Maynard said...

These look like so much fun! I would love to round up the kids in my family to do some spring projects! I ended up in the hospital around Easter when I was little, so I have a funny relationship with the holiday. I still love celebrating the resurrection of my Savior,though. And there are some pretty cool craft ideas!

Danielle said...

What a neat idea! So colorful! Kids are sure to love this great way to do the eggs. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

I am amazed at this simple yet fun craft idea. Sure to be a hit this Easter. Thanks!

Unknown said...

My girls will love this! I also like the idea you gave of putting them in the plastic easter eggs and hiding them. I am always trying to come up with things to put in them besides candy. Thanks for the wonderful post!

Amanda Smith said...

My grandkids would think this is cool. I wonder how much of a mess they would make doing this? I am thinking I'll try this out on the picnic table. Thanks for showing us this cool experiment.

Deb Foglia said...

Awesome! I think my kids would love this. So creative : )

Tiffany said...

Carla what a neat idea! I truly appreciate projects that have simple supplies. I'm looking forward to trying this with my Little People. Thanks for sharing!

Alan said...

This is so cool!!

I know what we're doing this weekend haha

I can also see my fiancé begin to shiver at the mess we're going to make! :)

Have any more things like this?? I'm going to look around your site. We love science things like this!

Kelly Obrien said...

We are soooo doing this! What a fun way to color eggs!Even my older kids will enjoy this project. Thanks for posting!

Jennifer said...

This is such a fun idea! I really liked the idea of combining it with an Easter egg hunt using the plastic eggs. I think my nephew would have a blast with this!

Deb Irwin said...

This looks like fun! We will have to try it. This is one of those activities that, if I started with my 4 year old, as soon as his older brothers, who are 17 and 12, came in the room they would be all into it as well (while still trying to act too cool for it!) Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Kris Carla said...

These look like great fun. My boys would get a kick out of them. My favorite Easter activity will always be an egg hunt. The contents can always be changed up to provide a different experience. One year I put paper strips in each egg that were numbered so my boys had to assemble a poem that was a clue about where their baskets were hidden.

Jennifer said...

That is a cool idea I never thought of doing. I might have to try this with my son even though he is almost 13.

Yona Williams said...

My nephew is beyond the age to enjoy the fun of fizzy rainbow eggs, but last year, I did do an Easter egg scavenger hunt where I hid small prizes or a special message inside of lil' plastic eggs around the house for him to find. I made a big announcement and left it on the door. He had a little guide with clues. He had a blast. I will have to check out your rainbow volcano because I think that is something he would enjoy doing.

Andi said...

I don't have kids, but this is a fun little project to have on hand when I have mini-visitors! Looks like a lot of fun!

Elaine Lombardi said...

This is such a great idea and so time appropriate with Easter being just around the corner. My daughter has a preschool so I'll pass this on to her. Thanks for sharing such a creative idea.

Toni said...

I've done similar "experiments" with my oldest son, and he just LOVES seeing what happens. This is such a fun idea for Ostara! Look forward to sharing it with my kiddos. Thank you!

KH Smith said...

My 7 year old son loves projects that involve baking soda. He is fascinated by the fizzing. This is such a neat alternative to traditional Easter egg dyeing. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine Searer said...

Thank you for such a fun idea! I'm going to bookmark this so I can remember this when I need a fun activity to do with my granddaughter.

Tori said...

Great idea! This looks like so much fun. My little one is only 19 months but I bet she would still enjoy watching the fizzing. I can't wait to try this!

Daphne Lynn said...

What a clever idea. I think my grandchildren would get a kick out of doing these. They'll be here this weekend. We may give it a try! Thanks so much for the fun idea.

Jennifer said...

My children would love this. I just don't know if I could handle the mess. You'd think with eight children I'd be used to mess. :P

Whitney said...

Oh my goodness my five-year old would LOVE this. Thanks for sharing!

Ben Goode said...

What a fun idea! My grandkids will love to do this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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E.W. Allred said...

This looks so fun! You are so creative! I will be doing this with my kids very soon! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the uncreative like me!

Jennifer Moore said...

I am not a crafty person at all. I'm always looking for easy things I can do with my daughter. I love things that I can use to have fun and teach her. I'm so excited to try this in addition to our egg decorating tradition! Thanks for the great ideas.

Jenn Schultz said...

What a fun idea! I love the colors. It really would inspire a lot of conversation and learning, and it's really cool that a whole range of ages would enjoy something like that! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

What a great idea. I remember when my boys were little one of their favorite things to do was mix baking soda and vinegar and watch the reaction. They would go through the pantry and add all kinds of things to see if that would react too. They never added the food coloring though.

Rachel said...

What a fun idea for kids! I'm sure I will need lots of ideas in the future! Definitely filing this away!

Scarlett @Scarletts Excellent Adventures said...

This looks like a really fun project! My son would love the fizzing and making a mess! With a preschooler at home, I love your site! Following.

Dorothy @ The Creative Recycler said...

These are so cool! My kids are going to love them!

Adrienne Z. Milligan said...

Carla, what an awesome post! Your photos are beautiful. We haven't done the dying of Easter eggs in years. I know my four boys would love doing this...maybe we could do it outside to minimize the mess! I will show this to them to see what they think. Thank you for a fun post! ~Adrienne

Stephanie K said...

What a great idea! So simple and I know that all three of my girls would have so much doing this. I have my 3 year old at home and I think she has been getting bored lately, I'm going to have to check out some more of your ideas!

Christy Greer said...

Great idea for little ones! It also keeps the "explosion" under a bit more control. :)

Tracy Becker said...

Lovely idea! We'll have to try this one out this year.

OhMyShihTzu said...

I don't have any children, but this is the cutest way to color eggs! Love it, so fun, science-y and creative!