This exploding baggie experiment is a fun way to engage kids of all ages this summer. Using simple ingredients in your home this will make for a fun afternoon watching the colours bubble and react together. 

Exploding Baggie

Exploding Baggie Ingredients

  • Baggies 
  • Kleenex or toilet paper (it’s thinner and dissolves easier than napkins)
  • Vinegar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Baking Soda – 4 tablespoons
  • Food Colouring – We picked the fluorescent drops 

Assembling your Exploding Baggie

  • Mix water, vinegar, and food colouring in the baggies
  • Put the baking soda into your kleenex or toilet paper and wrap up – make one for each baggie that you plan on doing 
  • Find a place to set up your exploding baggie experiment 
  • Place wrapped baking soda in the baggie and seal quickly
  • Watch the bag fill up with the vinegar and watch what happens 

Clean-up is easy, we put the baggies and kleenex in the garbage and sprayed the cement off! The kids are already asking to make these again, so I see this as a favourite activity this summer. 




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