Bits of Sweetness: Fizzy colored milk! {aka rainy day fun!}

Fizzy colored milk! {aka rainy day fun!}

Our weather has been super up and down lately. No surprise there at all with it being Washington, but it definitely takes some creative planning for the days (like today) where the weather keeps us inside. Today's idea I originally found the basic idea for on Pinterest, but thought of a way to make it way cooler, and wanted to try out, especially since we had some of Andrew's little friends over to play! Andrew loves science-type experiments so I knew he would enjoy this project! And, the best part?
It's actually three fun activities in one!! 
One part is art, the second is science, and the last is sensory! Your kiddos will love it!

 Fizzy Colored Milk

 What you need::
Baking pan (size you'd use for a cake)
Milk (doesn't matter what kind)
Food coloring
Vinegar
Muffin pan
Measuring spoons or medicine droppers
{measuring spoons hold the liquid better 
for unsteady little hands than regular spoons}
Baking soda

To do::
*Fill the baking pan with 1-2 inches of milk
*In the muffin tins, add 3-4 drops of food coloring 
to a few of the tins (I did 4 colors total. You don't want to get too crazy with lots of colors 
because they will combine a little in the big pan)
*Add vinegar to the tins with food coloring
*Mix with the spoons or droppers
Now for the fun part!
*Let your kiddos go to town adding colored vinegar
all over the milk. Notice the cool patterns that appear!
Andrew loved adding a bunch of colors and seeing what would happen
and the way the colors would form patterns and swirls


Now for the science part
*Sprinkle baking soda over your entire pan
*Have your kiddos take spoonfuls of vinegar again and 
pour over the baking soda. Watch it fizz up!
It is pretty neat to see rainbows of color fizzing!!
Here you can really see the colorful fizzing action!!

Now for the sensory part!
*Let your kiddos go to town playing with all the colorful fizz!!
(The vinegar does a pretty good job of diluting the food coloring
but if you're concerned about it staining at all, just reduce the amount of food coloring to 1-2 drops per tin )

Just a tip: Cover the area with paper towels before you start or better yet, designate a sheet to be a craft area sheet and put over the entire table to catch any spills ;-) Wash & re-use the next time you're doing crafts! That way you won't have to worry about messes getting all over and the kids can go to town with the messy fun! This project could totally be done outside too!
Hope you are having some nicer weather than we are! 
But until our sunshine comes back, we're going to make these blah rainy days awesome!

2 comments :

  1. So fun! Can't wait to do this!

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  2. Oh this is neat. So, basically you just play around with it? You don't eat it or anything right? LOL :)

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