Kids Play – Get Creative with Baking Soda

Kids Play – Get Creative with Baking Soda

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 watercolors, 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 watercolor 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 flavor)
  • 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 flavors will give you different colours.

3. For more intense watercolor, a few drops of food coloring 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.

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