So we found out about the gender of our baby this week and IT'S GOING TO BE A.........
Well, how boring and unexciting to announce just like that, right? I didn't want my kids to find out in this dull manner so I kept it a secret from them until we got together to conduct a simple craft-cum-science activity. It's a pretty common experiment that many parents have done with their kids but I've been sitting on that for the longest time. Anyway, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do this and voila, I modified it a little so that it becomes something really fun, unique and tells the girls if they are going to have a baby brother or sister.
In today's Creativity 521, we share with you all about our DIY Gender Reveal Volcano!
1) Modelling clay in assorted colours
3) Plastic sheet
4) Empty plastic container
6) Cloth tape
7) Food colouring (Blue/Red)
8) Plastic jug
10) Baking soda
11) Dishwashing liquid
Well, we did it in the most old-fashioned and simple way - by mixing vinegar and baking soda. The result will be a bubbly, fizzing reaction due to the formation of carbon dioxide. I added a squirt of dishwashing liquid into the vinegar and swished it gently as I read that this will create the best and foamiest eruption.
A BLUE reaction will mean a baby BOY.
A RED reaction will mean a baby GIRL.
Obviously, I had secretly mixed the food colouring into the baking soda without them realising. So to them, it all seemed a little magical.
Well, watch what happens in this video here!
So yes, we now know the gender of the baby and everyone in the family is feeling thankful and excited. It was really fun doing this too and the girls couldn't wait to show their special volcano to everyone. Yay! Thank you for reading this post and sharing our joy!
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