35 Exploding Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments for Kids of All Ages
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Try one of these 35 science experiments that you can do with two simple ingredients you probably already have at home – baking soda and vinegar.
Simple science experiments are great for all ages.
They don’t always go as planned.
But that’s part of experimenting and learning.
Adjust accordingly and try again.
I am more likely to do science experiments that use basic household supplies.
After all, who wants to wait to go shopping before doing a science experiment?
Don’t let the excitement of doing an experiment fizzle away.
Mixing baking soda and vinegar is a blast, so you are sure to enjoy these 35 science experiments for kids.
Before even starting, figure out the best baking soda to vinegar ratio.
We did it and discovered that using 12 parts vinegar to 1 part baking soda resulted in the biggest fizziest explosions.
See the details here: Mega Baking Soda to Vinegar Ratio Experiment
Erupting Volcanoes with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Go with the flow with these erupting baking soda and vinegar volcano experiments.
I hope you lava them as much as I do!
Keep the mess to a minimum by going outside or keeping the volcanoes contained in a baking dish.
- Create an erupting apple volcano as seen on Little Bins for Little Hands. Then check out these 40 easy apple activities for kids to experiment, create, and learn for more apple themed learning.
- Scoop out the insides of a watermelon for a watermelon volcano shown on Natural Beach Living. And then enjoy a yummy snack when done.
- Fill a tray with plastic egg volcanoes found on Little Bins for Little Hands.
- Repurpose a salt shaker for a salt shaker volcano as seen on Science Kiddo. Wrap the baking soda in tissue paper, toss it in the vinegar, and quickly put the lid on to create a geyser of baking soda and vinegar.
- Practice colors with a color changing volcano shown on Preschool Inspirations. A video is available to watch this active volcano.
- Use small containers for a rainbow volcano found on Messy Little Monster. Pair this activity with a frozen rainbow science experiment for kids.
- Be wowed with a colorful volcano as seen on Hello Wonderful. Making a sensory bin with this erupting volcano is a hands-on creative idea.
- Build a homemade volcano shown on Fun With Mama. A plastic or glass bottle and some sand work great.
- Construct a ketchup volcano found on Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. Ketchup has vinegar in it, so technically, this is another vinegar and baking soda experiment. Plus it’s red like lava!
Dancing with Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments
You put a little boogie in a tissue to make it dance.
But how do you make apple seeds, popcorn seeds, raisins, rice, gummy worms, and candy dance?
Try these baking soda and vinegar experiments! What else can you make dance?
- Use the apple seeds from the erupting apple volcano experiment for dancing apple seeds as seen on J Daniel 4’s Mom.
- Become a magician with dancing popcorn seeds found on Little Bins for Little Hands. Abracadabra!
- Experiment with dancing raisins shown on Science Sparks. Do raisins sink or float?
- Add color to a dancing rice experiment as seen on Green Kid Crafts. Do all kinds of rice dance?
- Cut gummy worms in quarters and soak them in baking soda for this dancing worms experiment as seen on Playdough to Plato. Does it matter how long you soak the worms in baking soda?
- Start a conversation with these dancing candy hearts found on Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. What other candy can you make dance?
Creating Art with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Don’t draw the line with baking soda and vinegar experiments just yet. Create some fizzy, popping art work!
- Mix together some baking soda paint as seen on Housing a Forest. Spread this thick, goopy paint on to cardboard or thick paper with a spatula.
- Create some fizzy art found on Typically Simple. No pipette, no problem! Try using a medicine syringe or a turkey baster.
- Explore space with fizzy galaxy art shown on The Pinterested Parent. It’s a beautiful out-of-this world creation.
- Play with a fizzy painting as seen on Rainy Day Mum. Messy but fun!
- Make rainbow art found on The Best Ideas for Kids. The colors might all mix together in the process, but that’s okay!
- Build a textured fizzling volcano as seen on The Craft at Home Family. A free template is available.
Experimenting More with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Who knew you could do so many experiments with baking soda and vinegar? Here are even more simple baking soda and vinegar experiments to try at home with kids.
- Assemble a fizzy sensory bin found on Wild Flower Ramblings. Add shells, little rocks, and toy underwater creatures for an ocean theme.
- Experiment with color reaction using baking soda and vinegar! What color does blue and yellow make? Green!
- Learn what ratio of vinegar and baking soda creates the best chemical reaction with a ratio experiment. Chart your results.
- Become a mad scientist in a fizzy potion lab found on Little Passports. Any cup should work.
- Blow up a balloon without using your mouth. Will the filled balloons fall to the ground or rise in the air once they are tied shut?
- Uncover a magic treasure rock shown on Growing a Jeweled Rose. What treasure will you find?
- Compare frozen vinegar with frozen baking soda as seen on Play of the Wild. This is a great hands-on chemistry experiment.
- Build a chemical reaction car found on Left Brain Craft Brain. Does the amount of baking soda and vinegar affect the speed?
- Blast off with a launching rocket as seen on Babble Dabble Do. Does the weight of the rocket affect the distance it travels?
- Play in water with a STEAM boat shown on Tiny Beans. Anchors away!
- Decorate a STEAM sailboat found on 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Does the design of the boat matter?
- Investigate clean and green pennies as seen on Mom Brite. Make pennies sparkle and turn them green with this experiment.
- See a disappearing egg shell shown on Premeditated Leftovers. Simply put an egg in a jar of vinegar and wait a couple of days.
- Watch all of the bubbles form with this disappearing sea shells activity found on Little Bins for Little Hands. A shell in vinegar for a little bit is a clean shell. But left in vinegar for too long, it may disappear!