Looking for a fun fall theme art activity for preschoolers and elementary kids? This fizzy pumpkin art activity is a fun way to dig into a bit of science and art all at the same time! Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing chemical reaction with this fall theme idea. Download our free printable pumpkin template below and let’s get started!
FIZZY PUMPKIN ART FOR PRESCHOOL
MAKE ART WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR
Here baking soda and vinegar science meets art for one of our favorite STEAM activities.
Fizzy pumpkins are a fun example of a chemical reaction and changes in states of matter! You have a solid (baking soda) and a liquid (vinegar) reacting together to form a completely new substance.
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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).
What a fun way to paint your pumpkin artwork with your own baking soda paint!
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!
FIZZY PUMPKIN ART
- Pumpkin template
- Baking soda
- Food coloring
STEP 1: Print out the pumpkin template.
STEP 2: Cut out the pumpkin and place it on a surface like newsprint or a larger piece of paper.
STEP 3: Add water to 3 tablespoons of baking soda to make a paste. Paint the pumpkin with the paste.
STEP 4: Mix yellow and red food coloring together to make orange.
STEP 5: Add vinegar to the food coloring.
STEP 6: Add the color to your pumpkin using the dropper until you have the color and design you like. Add green for the stem.
STEP 7: When dry, wipe off the excess baking soda.
MORE FUN FALL ACTIVITIES
- Fizzy Apple Art
- Pumpkin Craft With Yarn
- Apple Bubble Wrap Painting
- Leaf Painting with Crayon Resist Art
- Make a Fall Kandinsky Inspired Tree
FIZZING PUMPKIN ART FOR KIDS
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