Grown-ups: If you’re looking for a simple art project that’ll entertain your three- to five-year-old, check your pantry. Do you have baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and food coloring on hand? Good. You and your preschooler can now make Fizzy Paints, a fizz-tastic activity from America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ latest subscription box program, the Preschool Chefs’ Club.
This activity—and every recipe and activity in each Preschool Chefs’ Club box—features easy-to-follow step photos so kids (and their grown-ups) know exactly what to do from start to finish, and a section that explains more about the recipe, or what’s going on in the activity (see “What’s Happening,” below, to help your preschooler understand the fizzy science in this project). Plus, our Grown-Ups Guide included in the box outlines learning goals for each piece of Preschool Chefs’ Club content, from hand-eye coordination to self-expression.
Follow along below to learn how to transform those three ingredients into bubbly works of art! For more activities and preschooler-ready recipes, join the club. As a bonus, for the month of September, any 6- or 12-month Preschool Chefs’ Club subscribers will receive a free copy of our new picture book for kids, Mitsy the Oven Mitt Goes to School: A Story About Being Brave.