I have already had this baking soda and vinegar experiment; this is just a variation of it. It’s always fun and goes well with the kids. I only thought about doing this because I organized a BB potions class for an afternoon activity and he was mesmerized by the reaction he was having to the baking soda and vinegar. Since it had been a few years since I last did this, and the first time BB could really join in, we made some sparkling baking soda bats.
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To make your own sparkling baking soda bats, you will need:
- Baking soda
- Food coloring
- The water
- Bat shaped ice bucket *
- Deep-walled tray
- The vinegar
- Dishwashing liquid
- Bottle of condiments
- Wooden spoon
* My bat ice cream bin is actually a haunted Disney mansion that I bought years ago. You can find normal silicone bat-shaped ice cream tubs on Amazon.
Add about 3 tbsp. of baking soda in a bowl, add a little food coloring, then add a teaspoon of water at a time. You want to make a paste. I made 3 lots of different colors.
When it has the right consistency, fill your molds and put it in the freezer overnight. This is a great activity to plan ahead and take out later. I think it took about a week between me and BB playing with them.
When you’re ready to use the baking soda bubbly bats, fill the bottom of a deep pan with vinegar. Throw in some dish soap to create the bubbles. Then fill a few condiment bottles with vinegar. We used an entire bottle of vinegar.
Carefully remove the bats from the mussels and place them on a plate.
After putting the first one, BB literally emptied the entire plate into the tray in one go! It created quite a reaction. He then used the condiment bottles to add even more vinegar.
YC was kinda sad that she missed it all, so I promised to make it just for her.
If you’ve enjoyed these Sparkling Baking Soda Bats, be sure to check out my Potions Class and Sparkling Pumpkins.
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