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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Exploding Sidewalk Art

This was a really fun activity for Bradley.  I was personally hoping for a bigger explosion but I suppose it was better to be safe and practical for a toddler.  :)

White Vinegar
Baking Soda
Corn Starch
Food Coloring
Ziploc Bags
Paper Towel cut up in a square

There isn't an exact measurement to the ingredients.  I just scooped and poured until it felt right.  Mix corn starch, vinegar, and food coloring in Ziploc bag.  You want the bag to be at least 1/3 full.  I just added the ingredients, sealed the bag, and shook it...it combined perfectly.  Pour some baking soda into the center of the paper towel and fold towel around the baking soda.  When you are ready to make the exploding art, drop the baking soda bomb into the ziploc bag and seal bag completely.  Give the bag a couple of shakes and watch it expand and explode.

Bradley scooping the corn starch into the bag.

I only had two colors, purple and green, but Bradley didn't care.  He loved squeezing the coloring into the mixture.

Baking soda bomb

Watching the bags explode colors on the driveway

  He loved splashing his feet into the colors.

Getting messy was the best part for him!

 Clean-up was super easy with the hose.

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