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  • Gina

Easter Egg Decorating, but make it FIZZY FUN!!

I originally saw this idea on Better Homes & Gardens & we have been hooked ever since. It combines the classic egg decorating experience with Science & it is a WIN every single time!


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These fizzy eggs are FUN. They are easy to make & use materials that you may already have on hand. Not to mention they are perfect for little hands; as they squeeze & squish they are strengthening their sweet little fingers & hands!


They'll be working on pre-writing skills without ever picking up a pencil!

Materials:

  • Baking soda

  • White Vinegar

  • White, hard-boiled eggs

  • Food coloring

  • Muffin tin

  • Sensory tray or baking dish

  • Pipette or medicine dropper


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Step 1:

The first step is to HARD BOIL the eggs. I put 12 white eggs in the bottom of a pot & added just enough cold water to cover them. Then, place the pot over high heat & bring to a boil.


Once the water is boiling, shut off the heat & set a timer for ten minutes. After the timer is done, drain the water & put the eggs in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes. Now they're ready to paint!!!


Step 2:

The next step is to make the "paint." You will need baking soda, water, food coloring & something to hold the paint. I use this muffin tin from the Dollar Tree for painting. It is small, portable, easy to clean & the perfect size for little hands. You can also use any sensory tray or container you have.


Mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water. Add 3-5 squirts of food coloring & mix well.


I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple. You can use the same or any combination of your favorite colors!


Step 3:

Once your paint is ready, put the eggs on a sensory try or in another muffin tin. It's time for the BEST part!!!


Let kids roll up their sleeves & create! Have them paint the eggs on all sides: they can use one color or all the colors.


It will look like a thick paste when you are layering it on. Don't worry, this isn't the final product!!!





Step 4:

Once the eggs are painted, it's time to make the magic happen!!


Pour white vinegar into a cup or bowl & add in your favorite pipette, medicine dropper or squirt bottle. Squeeze, spray or squish the vinegar over the eggs. Watch as the color bubbles & fizzes away!!!


The sound of the fizzing is an extra layer of sensory goodness & it is pure magic every single time!


Use enough vinegar so that all of the "paste" comes off the eggs, leaving a pretty tie-dye design behind.


Step 5:

Once you are finished with the Fizzy Fun, run the eggs under cold water & they're ready to be displayed!


Want to eat them? Put them in the refrigerator to keep them cold. Peel the shells & enjoy!


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