This fizzing hearts activity is sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face! My boys like any activity that involves something fizzy, and this was no exception. This fizzing hearts activity is a great activity for Valentine’s Day or really any day of the year!
Materials for Fizzing Hearts
It’s so simple to make this activity! You probably already have these materials in your cabinets. Here is what you need to make fizzing hearts:
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of water
- food coloring
- 1 bottle of vinegar
Prep for Fizzing Hearts
Before inviting children to participate in this activity, you will have to do a little bit of prep work.
- To start, mix the 1/2 cup of baking soda with the 2 tablespoons of water.
- Next, drop in a few drops of food coloring. I used gel food coloring for purple, pink, and red and liquid food coloring for blue.
- Then mix the ingredients together. You can mix with a spoon or with your hands. Just be aware that you may get food coloring on your hands. The mixture should be slightly wet, yet crumbly. If it’s too wet, just add a bit more baking soda. It should look something like this.
You can make more if you want more hearts. The above measurements were used for each color I made.
Next, place the dough in a mold, like a cookie cutter or silicone mold. You can also just make a ball with the dough.
Place the molds in the freezer for about 30 minutes. That helps the dough form together.
Setting Up the Activity
When you are ready for the activity, put the hearts into a large container. Spread them out so there is space between the hearts.
I love these happy, colorful hearts!
Fizzing Hearts Activity
Then it’s time for the fizzy fun! I put vinegar in squeeze bottles and let my boys squirt at the hearts! You could also use pipettes, droppers, or basters.
It’s a great activity for building strength for fine motor tasks!
There was lots of fizzy fun and lots of laughter during this activity!
It was actually really fun to listen to the reaction. It sounded so fizzy and we heard “hissing” sounds!
The fizzing lasted for a long time. We filled up their bottles 3 times each and they kept squirting and making more bubbles.
Then we got out wooden spoons and mixed it all up into a foam.
When we were done, we just emptied the contents into the snow outside!! 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make the hearts 5-7 days in advance. I usually make it the night before we do the activity.
No, you don’t. I recommend the freezer because it helps the hearts stay in its shape.
It could be that you used too much water. Try adding some more baking soda. If it’s too dry, then add some more water. The consistency should be like a paste.
We loved this fizzing hearts activity and hope you’ll give it a try!