These fizzy hearts are a fun way to dig into chemistry and art all at the same time! Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing reaction with this science Valentine idea. This Valentine’s baking soda vinegar experiment is perfect for exploring states of matter and chemical reactions with common kitchen ingredients! Download our free printable heart project below and let’s get started!
HOW TO MAKE FIZZY HEARTS
BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR REACTION
This fizzy heart activity is a fun example of a chemical reaction and the states of matter! That is a solid (baking soda) and a liquid (vinegar) reacting together to form a completely new substance.
When the vinegar (an acid) and baking soda (a base) combine together, they form a gas called carbon dioxide which is all the fizzing bubbling action you see! All three states of matter are present: liquid (vinegar), solid (baking soda), and gas (carbon dioxide).
MORE FUN FIZZING REACTIONS
- Heart template
- Acrylic paint
- Baking Soda
- Squirt bottle or eye dropper
Step 1: Print the heart template and cut it out.
Step 2: Mix acrylic paint and baking soda. You can do more than one heart, more than one color, or even mix colors.
Step 3: Paint the heart with the mixed paint. Make sure to spread the paint on in a thick layer for best fizzy results.
Step 4: Let it dry, and then spray or drop the vinegar and watch chemistry in action!
MORE FUN VALENTINE ACTIVITIES
MAKE FIZZY HEARTS FOR VALENTINE STEAM ACTIVITY
Click on the image below or on the link for more fun STEAM activities for kids.