Looking for a fun and easy twist on your regular painting activity? This one is a sensory delight! It’s perfect for reviewing and learning colours, it includes elements of science and encourages artistic expression! Perfect for all ages.
On alternating Fridays I blog about the final activity of our current theme
This week’s Theme:More Colours
Activity Description: Science Experiment: Fizzy painting activity!
This Activity’s Main Area of Development: Language, creative, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional
O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 24 months
1. I explained to the girls that we were going to do a painting activity with ‘special paint’.
2. Prepare the paint:
In a container, I added the following: Juice crystals of desired colour, 1/4 cup of baking soda, a squirt of clear dish soap and I slowly added water to get the consistency that I wanted. A thicker consistency of paint allows for more textured painting and can be sprayed multiple times for more fizzy-fun. Our four colours this week are: pink (pink lemonade crystals), orange (kool-aid), brown (iced-t crystals) and purple…I used purple kool-aid but it was far from purple…more of a green I would say!
3. Review the colours & paint away!!
4. This painting activity is not over yet! Now for more fun, let’s make it fizz! (spray with vinegar)
This painting activity kept them occupied for AGES!!! They kept saying, “more paint mommy, more fizz mommy”. We will definitely be doing this one more often!
If you’re doing this activity in the winter, you could easily do it in a shower or bath! The mess would wash right down the drain!
This post was based on an activity included in the Reaching Roses curriculum. Click here to learn more!