It's no secret that we love all things fizzing and foaming. So for Easter I thought I would make S some magic eggs. Some of them hatched little sequin chicks and some were foaming eggs that produced puffy soap foam. And of course I made them into a rainbow, ha.
It's a little hard to see, but the bubbles start as soon as you touch the Magic Egg to the vinegar. S slowly lowered and then completely dropped the egg in.
This one was a foaming egg, so it produced a fluffy mound of soap foam. S broke the remaining egg bits up with her fingers.
She loved feeling the popping bubbles as the eggs erupted.
This egg was a hatching egg. There's still a lot of crazy bubbling, but no soap foam.
Instead a tiny chick eventually pops to the surface of the bubbles!
Two eggs at a time (the hatching kind).
To make your own Magic Eggs, you'll need:
Baking Soda (aka Bi Carb Soda)
Liquid watercolors or food coloring
Dish Soap (aka Washing up Liquid)
Small chicks (sequins or cut out of foam or something else water resistant)
The base recipe is the same for both Hatching Magic Eggs and Foaming Magic Eggs. Take 1/3 cup of baking soda and add 1 Tablespoon of colored water (add your food coloring or liquid watercolors to the Tablespoon of water). Mix well with a spoon to spread the color evenly. Now you have the dough to make one egg. I take about half the dough in one hand and shape the bottom half of an egg. Then using a finger, I poke a shallow hole in the center. I filled the whole with about 1/8 of a teaspoon of dish soap OR one of the sequin chicks. I had a hard time fitting both in, but if you are more patient, you might be able to combine them. Then I grabbed up the remaining dough to shape the rest of the egg. Once it was nice and compacted, I laid each egg out on a paper towel to dry. These are pretty firm after several hours, but best after 6-12. I prepped them the night before so they were ready for play the following day.
Though you could squirt, spray, or dump vinegar on the eggs, we found that the best reaction was setting them in a shallow dish or cup of vinegar. It led to the best and most dramatic production of bubbles. :)
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