Kids of all ages love hatching Dino Eggs in this fun and easy Chemistry experiment.
Divide your baking soda into as many bowls as you want colours.
Add your food colouring and mix until your baking soda is evenly coloured. Wear gloves and do this with your hands.
Add water, a little bit at a time (think 1 tsp to 1 tbsp at a time depending on the amount of baking soda in your bowls). Mix well. Stop once it forms a sticky paste.
Take a palmful of the paste mixture. Set a dinosaur toy in the middle, then pack more paste around it to form your dino eggs.
Set your dino eggs on parchment paper on a tray that will fit in your freezer.
Once you have made all of your dino eggs, place the whole tray in your freezer until they are frozen solid. I found 1 hour to be about right. I have also left them overnight before a party.
Once frozen, take out your dino eggs and place them in a large bowl, or high sided tray or dish. Sprinkle with dish soap.
Fill a small dish with vinegar.
Have your child wear gloves and safety googles, then give them the syringe and let them have fun hatching their dino egg by squirting vinegar on the eggs.
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