Review: Sparkling Baking Soda Bat Experiment | Nanny Anita

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
  • bowl
  • Food coloring
  • The water
  • Spoon
  • 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.

sparkling baking soda bats

YC was kinda sad that she missed it all, so I promised to make it just for her.

YC, however, liked to create the marbled effect.

If you’ve enjoyed these Sparkling Baking Soda Bats, be sure to check out my Potions Class and Sparkling Pumpkins.

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