Vinegar Free Erupting Watermelons - Summer Fun Recipe for Play
It's no secret that we love making eruptions, and we are partial to vinegar free eruptions. Don't get me wrong, we use vinegar on a regular basis, but the smell of our vinegar free eruptions really can't be beat. These summer fun watermelon eruptions smelled incredible. I highly suggest having a big bowl of watermelon to gobble up after making this recipe for play, because the craving won't quit until you satisfy it.
How to Make Vinegar Free Watermelon Eruptions
To make our erupting watermelons I scooped out the fruit and put it in a bowl to eat at a later time, then I filled up the empty watermelons with baking soda. I used a large amount, so we could make the watermelons erupt again and again. I also added about a teaspoon of dish soap for an even foamier reaction. This step is optional.
I filled up squeezy bottles with water and watermelon Kool Aid. One packet filled up four 4oz. bottles.
I gave the Kool Aid filled squeezy bottles to J-Bug (5) and Tank (35 months), and they immediately squeezed the liquid into the watermelon bowls and watched the reaction.
Making baking soda and Kool Aid reactions is always fun, but a large part of the reason I set up these play times is to boost fine motor skills. Squeezy bottles are a wonderful tool for building the muscles needed for handwriting, and they are so stinking fun. Kids don't realize they are doing "work".
The awesome thing about using so much baking soda was that the watermelon eruptions got bigger and foamier the more the boys added the Kool Aid and water mixture.
Every time the watermelon foam started to fizz out, they simply started spraying again.
Once the first batch of eruptions died down, the boys were thrilled to move onto the other half of the watermelon.
After emptying their squeezy bottles, J-Bug and Tank dug into the watermelon foam.
Well, J-Bug inspected it gingerly. Tank literally dug into the bubbling mixture.
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