Baking soda and vinegar science meet art for one of our favorite STEAM activities. Plus, there are so many ways to change up this science and art technique for the seasons and holidays. Add this 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 easy apple template too!
FIZZING APPLE ART FOR KIDS
BAKING SODA PAINT
Simple 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 apple activities.
FIZZY APPLE ART
- Printable Apple Template
- Card stock
- Food Coloring
- Baking Soda
- Squirt bottle or eye dropper
- Paintbrush scissors
HOW TO MAKE FIZZING PAINTED APPLES
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!
THE SCIENCE OF BAKING SODA PAINT
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.
MORE FUN THINGS TO DO WITH BAKING SODA
- Citric Acid Experiment
- Baking Soda and Vinegar Balloon Experiment
- Salt Dough Volcano
- Hatching Dinosaur Eggs
- Fizzing Slime Volcano
- LEGO Volcano