Foaming art

On one of the rainy days we had a couple of weeks ago, the kids and I were enjoying an arty morning and discovered this…foaming art:


And we created abstract pictures, it was amazing fun!

What you need:

  • Tray
  • Watercolour paper
  • Power tempura paint
  • Bicarbonate of soda (you can buy this in supermarkets, look in the baking aisle)
  • Vinegar or lemon juice in a cup
  • Pipette or teaspoon

Now what?

  1. Place paper on tray
  2. Sprinkle the paper with different colours of power paint, usin
    g a teaspoon
  3. An adult then sprinkles small amounts of bicarbonate of soda all over the paint
  4. Use a pipette or teaspoon to squirt/shake vinegar (or lemon juice) over the paint and bicarbonate of soda
  5. Watch what it does!
  6. Keep going and don’t worry about the sea of vinegary painty liquid all over the paper…let the kids enjoy watching the foaming paint!
  7. When there’s no more foaming fun to be had, pick up the paper and let the liquid run off the paper onto the tray. Watch with your child as the patterns from the foaming paint appear and just enjoy seeing the paint run and mix into each other and create interesting textures
  8. Your child’s imagination may spring into action and they might tell what they think it looks like e.g. a planet, mountains and lakes


I hope you have as much fun as we had 🙂


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