Thursday, March 27, 2014

Magic Hatching Easter Eggs

This post ironically started with a clogged bathroom sink. Which lead to me searching Pinterest and using baking soda and vinegar to unclog the drain (Which worked by the way). During my search I found this post by Fun at Home with Kids. It looked like so much fun that we gave it a try.

  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Surprises (We used some of Rosey Posey's lego flowers.)

1. Mix 1 T. Water with 1-3 drops food coloring.

2. Add colored water to 1/3 Cup baking soda. IMPORTANT: Add the food coloring to the water, NOT the baking soda.

3. Use a fork to mix up the water and baking soda.  You will have a powdery dough. If it's too powdery add a little more water, but no more than 1/4 tsp.

4. Use 1/2 the mix and an egg create to shape 1 half of an egg. Put a few drops of liquid dish soap in the center (the more soap the more bubbles).

5. Add a surprise to the center, then use the rest of the mix to form the other half of the egg. You can mold two halves or just use your hands.

6. Allow the eggs to dry on a paper towel for 6-12 hours. Make sure to put something washable under the paper towel to protect your counter and table tops as the food coloring will bleed through.

7. We made our eggs the day before and let them dry all night.

8. Pour about 3/4 cup of vinegar (no need to measure) in a small bowl and place in a larger bowl or pan to catch the overflow. (NOTE: Vinegar will mess up metal dishes and pans. Use plastic or disposable.) Drop in an egg and have fun!!

Bubee and Little Lady had so much fun blowing the bubbles and popping them. Little Lady put some in her mouth at one point, but that's one of the best parts of this fun: It's perfectly safe. May not taste good, but it's safe.

Rosey Posey thought it was awesome to watch and kept chanting, "More bubbles, more bubbles".

At one point she had to go 'fishing' for her prize. "Ewww, it's slimy!!"  She quickly got over that and enjoyed getting her hands dirty.

This is a great activity for all ages:  from the texture and sensory activity for toddlers to the science and chemistry for school age students.

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