I’m telling you, baking soda and vinegar activities really never get old! This Fizzy Easter Cookie Cutters activity was so simple, and E had so much fun with it! A few Easter cookie cutters, a bit of baking soda, and colored vinegar on a cookie sheet kept her squeezing, observing and giggling for a long time!
(E was 4 years and 4 months old.)
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Materials for Fizzy Easter Cookie Cutters:
- Easter cookie cutters.
- Baking soda.
- Fizzy tub colors, liquid watercolors or food coloring.
- Squeeze bottles.
- Cookie sheet, tray or similar to catch the overflow.
This was another one of those activities with a super quick set-up. It took me about two minutes to place three Easter cookie cutters on a cookie sheet and fill them with baking soda using a spoon.
E picked yellow and red fizzy tub colors that we placed into two squeeze bottles full of vinegar. She absolutely wanted to add a cup full of heart-shaped beads to the set-up but didn’t end up using it.
She was so excited that I didn’t even get a picture before she jumped in 🙂
She used both yellow and red on each cookie cutter – I loved how she was able to basically “paint” one color on top of the other.
Even the third and fourth time around, as the colored vinegar was flooding the cookie sheet and everything started to turn orange, the baking soda still reacted beautifully with the vinegar. It actually got even better as more baking soda was washed out of the cookie cutters.
The biggest eruption yet!
When both bottles were empty, we filled another yellow bottle, and E was ready to cause more eruptions.
After a while, the eruptions became less impressive, and when E decided that the best part was over, she started removing the cookie cutters.
Even without the cookie cutter, the carrot shape was still visible in the vinegar – E thought that was pretty cool!
She doesn’t like getting her hands messy anymore but I can pretty much count on her making an exception for baking soda and vinegar activities once the ingredients are completely mixed together. This time was no exception.
She even ended up standing in the cookie sheet 🙂
When E was done, it took no time at all to hose down the area to clean up everything.
Have you tried a baking soda and vinegar activity with cookie cutters? Leave a comment to let me know about it!
Here are some other simple activities with cookie cutters you may enjoy:
Halloween Cookie Cutter Art (great for any theme!)
How to Make a Quick DIY Cookie Cutter by Powerful Mothering
Learning Preschool Skills with Cookie Cutters by Life Over Cs
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