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Exploding Egg Dye – Decorating Eggs with Baking Soda & Vinegar

Exploding Egg Dye with Vinegar & Baking Soda

This is a very fun and explosive way to dye Easter eggs!  It can be done as a science experiment with students or as an exciting egg decorating activity.

You will need:

baking soda
a container for each color
Kool-Aid packets
hard boiled eggs

baking soda and vinegar egg dye

Cover the bottom of a container with baking soda.

baking soda and vinegar Easter egg dye

Add a packet of Kool-Aid to the baking soda and mix well.  You can also use powder tempera paint in place of the Kool-Aid however the paint makes the eggs toxic and they should NOT be eaten.  I prefer to use the Kool-Aid instead because it is safer and it colored the eggs just as well.

dyeing Easter eggs with baking soda and vinegar

Place an egg in the center of the baking soda and Kool-Aid mixture.

dye an egg in baking soda and vinegar

I did this as a science experiment and before adding the vinegar I had students predict what they thought would happen and record their answers.

Easter egg dyeing science page

Pour vinegar over the mixture and watch what happens!

The vinegar (acid) reacts with the baking soda (base) causing it to “explode” or “erupt” and foam up over the egg.  Students and children LOVE it (and I do too LOL)!  When the foam goes down a colored egg is revealed.

After the experiment was over I had students record the actual results.

Easter egg dyeing science page

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I’m Tina and I’ve taught preK and K for 20+ years. I share fun and creative ideas that spark your students’ love for learning. 

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