Volcanoes for Preschoolers–Art and Science

This summer I spent three weeks at the summer camps held by the Neskowin Valley School. We had some really great adventures. One project that I’m still smiling about was the Baking Soda Art projects.


They have concentrated water color paint in bottles. I really enjoyed working with it with the kiddos. You could bring out 3-4 baby food jars and whip up a batch of colors on the fly. No more water color trays bleeding together.  From this idea, came the ice cube trays. Create water color water, and then divvy them up in the ice cube trays. For this particular project, use Vinegar instead of Water. See where we are going?


Each child got a tray with baking soda and a dropper. They could grab up the water colored vinegar and create designs on the trays. The baking soda would bubble up, with cheers and giggles erupting as well. I thought I took more photos in process, but trust me, the designs were amazing. And time spent . . wowza. The Preschool class kept busy with this project for a LOOOONNNG time! We’d walk by and add more baking soda, or refill vinegar in the trays, and ooh and ahh over their creation.

I’m not sure if this is the website the teacher found on Pinterest – but I found it quickly looking it up. She breaks down the nitty gritty of how:

Fizzing Colors: Baking Soda Vinegar Experiment for Preschoolers

Enjoy! I’m a tad bit older than a preschooler – and I REALLY enjoyed this project.

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1 Response to Volcanoes for Preschoolers–Art and Science

  1. That makes me want to do it “just because” with my 7, 10, and 12 year olds. I would love it!

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