Baking soda and vinegar science meet art for one of our favorite STEAM activities that’s perfect for the fall season. Add this simple apple art activity to your fall science plans or your fall art activities and you can’t go wrong! All you need are a few kitchen staples like baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring to get started. Grab the printable apple template too!


Explore Apples For Fall

Create simple fizzy apple art with our favorite baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction. Instead of making a baking soda and vinegar volcano, let’s make art!

If you want to learn more about combining art and science for fall art and craft projects, let’s grab the supplies! While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun preschool apple activities, apple science experiments and apple crafts too!


Why Do Art With Kids?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!

Make sure to check out our list of over 50 do-able and fun art projects for kids!

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources that will help you introduce art more effectively to your kiddos or students and feel confident yourself when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

How Does Baking Soda Paint Work?

The science behind this fall apple art is the chemical reaction that occurs between the baking soda and the vinegar!

Baking soda is a base and vinegar is an acid. When the two combine, they make a gas called carbon dioxide. You can hear the fizz, see the bubbles, and even feel the fizz if you hold your hand close to the surface of the paper. How fun is that!

Learn more about the science of baking soda and vinegar. Plus, awesome baking soda and vinegar experiments to try!

Grab your free fall apple template and get started today!

You’ll find various apple templates to use with all of apple art projects or just to color for fun!

Free Apple Steam Ideas

Fizzy Apple Art


  • Printable Apple Template
  • Card stock
  • Food Coloring
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Squirt bottle or eye dropper
  • Paintbrush scissors


STEP 1. Download and print the apple template. Trace the apples onto heavy quality art paper and cut out.


STEP 2. Make up the baking soda paint by mixing together equal parts of baking soda and water to make a paste.

STEP 3. Paint the baking soda paste onto the apples.


STEP 4. Mix together 2 tablespoon vinegar and a few drops of food coloring. Make up a variety of colors in different cups.


STEP 5. Add the colored vinegar to a spray bottle or use an eye dropper and wet the painted apples. Watch the chemistry in action! What happens when you mix the colors?


And when the fizzing fun is finished let your painted apples dry and then use them for a fun and colorful fall decoration!


More Fun Apple Activities

Printable Fall Art Project Pack

Everything you need is included in this Fall Art Project Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Fall.

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Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!

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