When I saw this idea from indulgy.com on Pinterest today I decided it was the perfect activity for my fussy feverish little boy. Basically it involves a dropper, small containers full of food coloring and vinegar and a pan with a layer of baking soda.Side note: See the smaller bowl of red? Supposedly it is blue. I spent way too much buying all natural food dye in our quest to avoid all artificial coloring in Eli’s food. My initial reason for buying it was to make Cookie Monster cupcakes for his birthday. They were made and served, but there is a reason why they never appeared on the blog. Interestingly the green dots in the baking soda below came from that bowl so the color isn’t as off as it would initially seem. Anyone out there with any suggestions for good food coloring options for people going the all natural route?
I’m a fan of any activity that lets a great little guy forget he feels crummy for a little while.
I didn’t get a picture of the best part of all. When we were all finished with the activity we dumped all of the leftover dye and baking soda down a sluggish drain in the bathroom. Then Eli gleefully added quite a bit additional vinegar. while exclaiming “Whoa!”
- Artificial Coloring – Why should you avoid it? (alternativeeating.me)
- Are artificial food dyes safe for our children? (miamiherald.com)
- From Lab to Lunch: Chemicals They Call Food (einmotion.wordpress.com)
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