To unleash creativity and encourage scientific inquiry, it's important to stimulate a child's mind with exploration and play. Often, this is as simple as turning to your own kitchen cupboards.
Baking soda, for example, along with other household products, is a key ingredient for activities and projects. Rain or shine, for birthdays or class projects, the options are endless. You can make watercolours, play clay, magic beans and the well-known erupting volcano. With adult supervision, kids can be given creative license for fun all day.
To make simple watercolour paint with baking soda, follow these easy instructions:
What you need:
2 tablespoons Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 packet dry unsweetened drink mix (any flavour)
2 tablespoons water
How to make it:
1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add water and stir until fizzing stops; different drink mix flavours will give you different colours.
3. For more intense watercolour, a few drops of food colouring can be added to the mix.
4. Paint with them right away, or pour into jar lids or a plastic tray and let harden for future use.
More ideas can be found at www.armandhammerbakingsoda.ca.
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