Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fizzing Shamrock Art for St. Patrick's Day

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I came across this neat Magic Fizzing Shamrock Art project and thought the boys would have fun making it. So here is our version.

  • Cardstock shamrocks
  • Green tempera paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Spray Bottle
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I cut out two large shamrocks from cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo (I LOVE that machine!).  I rarely measure things when it comes to cooking so I kind of took the same approach with the paint mixing.  I mixed  a large heaping teaspoon with two heaping teaspoons of baking soda.  The original inspiration used a different combination.  Then I filled two spray bottles with vinegar and adjusted the nozzle to mist mode.

Supplies needed for the fizzing shamrock art from And Next Comes L

J loves to paint.  The mere sight of me grabbing the paintbrushes and paint makes him drop whatever he's doing and shout, "YAY!  Painting!"

K got into it too.  He also gave the paint/baking soda mixture a taste...yuck...

I couldn't get an action shot of the boys spraying the shamrocks since K often likes to point spray bottles toward his face.  And vinegar straight to the eyes would not be a good thing, so, like I said, no pictures.

Then the vinegar started to work its magic on the baking soda, which caught the boys attention.

St. Patrick's Day fizzing shamrock art from And Next Comes L

Close up of the fizzing action on the fizzing shamrock art for St. Patrick's Day from And Next Comes L

When the paintings dried, we were left with these really cool textured shamrocks.

Fizzing shamrock art for St. Patrick's Day from And Next Comes L

The clean up ended up being more fun for the boys than the actual art project was, but I will leave that for another post.

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Fizzing shamrock art for St. Patrick's Day from And Next Comes L


  1. This looks cool and easy to do! I'll do it with A this Friday. Thx for the inspiration momma D!

  2. Such a fun project for St. Patrick's Day or any time. My older girls were just doing science experiments in our homeschool co-op with baking soda and vinegar, this would be a great extension and we can include the younger ones.
    I would love if you could stop by and share on Toddler Idea Tuesday

    1. It is definitely a great way to include little toddlers!