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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Science Fun: Scented Vinegar and Baking Soda Explosions

Vinegar and Baking Soda Experiments are a favorite in our house. We have done this numerous times and yet it never seems to get old. There is just something about that fizz, bubble and pop of color that keeps the Lil Divas enthralled. I on the other hand, have grown tired of watching the same thing over and over again. So the last time the Littlest Diva asked for some vinegar and baking soda I was thinking of a way to jazz it up. I peered into my cabinet of goodies and spotted some Kool-Aid packets.

I had recently made Kool-Aid Play Dough (which smells absolutely yummy) and wondered if it would work with our vinegar and baking soda experiment so I decided to test it out.

What You Need:
Kool-Aid packets
baking soda

Prep - it's best to have a tray or somewhere to work that will contain the mess - you will have spillage depending on the amount of vinegar you use. Of course the more vinegar you use, the bigger the reaction so it's fun to go for it and get messy!

Here's What We Did:
1. I poured 1/2 a packet of kool-aid under the baking soda so it was hidden from view.
2. I used whatever flavors/colors I had on hand (tangerine, cherry, pineapple and grape).
3. I filled a plastic platter with my all the kool-aid and baking soda and poured vinegar into the middle.
4. Using droppers the Lil Divas dropped vinegar onto the baking soda. It took a few tries to get to the color and scent but once we got the reaction - it was a hit!

5. You could smell the fruity scent of the kool-aid, see the colors and hear the fizz, bubble and pop. What a fabulous sensory experience this presented for the Lil Divas!

It's a definite MUST TRY!

Kool-Aid + Baking Soda + Vinegar
Scented Fizz, Bubble & Pop 
Science FUN!

Have fun & enjoy this one,


  1. pinned & we will try this, love it!

  2. Ooooh! Looks like lots of fun! I'm going to have to grab some kool-aid packets!

  3. Baking soda and vinegar never gets old. :) The Kool-Aid covered the vinegar smell? Love that!

    1. After the chemical change it doesn't smell like vinegar anymore. That's one of the cool things about the experiment! I always have the kids smell the baking soda and vinegar before and smell the container after. Most of them think it has a sweet smell - I've even heard them say it smells like lemon cake.

  4. Can't wait to try this. I need to find a substitute for Kool-Aid. Maybe jelly mix. Any suggestions?

  5. We love using Kool-aid have done ALOT of things using kool-aid, plus it is so inexpensive. (Momma's Fun World)

  6. What a fun idea! I hadn't thought to use kool-aid with it.

    Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday!


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