Fizzy chemistry and dying Easter eggs combine for a super fun and easy to do Easter science activity. If you are looking to try a few new egg coloring methods this year and encourage some hands-on learning, you need to learn about dyeing eggs with vinegar! Not only do you get to do a classic Easter egg activity but you can also pair it with a science lesson in one fun and simple Easter science activity!
DYEING EGGS WITH VINEGAR FOR EASY EASTER EGG ACTIVITY!
COLORING EASTER EGGS
Get ready to add this simple dyeing Easter egg activity to your science lesson plans this season. If you want to learn… how to dye eggs with vinegar, let’s get this experiment set up! While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun Easter activities & Easter games.
Our science activities and experiments are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!
HOW TO DYE EASTER EGGS WITH VINEGAR
Let’s get right to making these gorgeous and colorful fizzy dyed Easter eggs. Head to the kitchen, open the fridge and grab the eggs, food coloring, baking soda, and vinegar. Make sure to have a good work space prepared and paper towels!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Hard boiled Eggs
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Food Coloring (Assorted Colors)
- Disposable Cups
BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR SET UP:
Make sure to check out our other science-inspired method for dying Easter eggs with our marbled eggs!
STEP 1: Place ½ Tablespoon of baking soda into each cup. Add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each cup and mix with a spoon.
STEP 2: Place one hard boiled egg into each cup. Place cups on a sheet pan or 9×13 pan.
STEP 3: Pour 1/3 cup of vinegar into each cup and watch it bubble up! There might be some spillage so make sure the cups are on a pan. Add more vinegar if you want to watch it bubble up again. Have fun!
STEP 4: Let sit for 5-10 minutes, take out and set on paper towels to dry. The colors will be super vibrant and colorful!
THE SIMPLE SCIENCE OF FIZZY DYED EGGS
The science behind this fizzy baking soda and vinegar eggs are in the dyeing process!
Your good old food coloring from the grocery is an acid-base dye and the vinegar traditionally used to dye eggs helps the food coloring to bond to the eggshell.
When the baking soda and vinegar combine, you get a fun fizzy reaction. My son calls this an Easter volcano because these are the two traditional supplies used to create the classic volcano science experiment. Except for this time, we are using the chemical reaction between the acid and the base to dye our eggs.
The fizziness comes from a gas called carbon dioxide. When the baking soda and the vinegar mix, they let off this gas! You can see the gas in the form of bubbles and fizz. I bet if you put your hand close enough, you can feel the fizz too!
The gas pushes up in the cup which causes the volcano-like eruption every kid loves!
FIZZY BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR DYED EASTER EGGS FOR KIDS!
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