Need an easy Easter science sensory bin? Here is THE Easter egg dyeing technique you must try this year... but it's in a sensory bin! Perfect for easy set up & clean up!
What would Easter be without a Easter science sensory bin? Baking soda (bi-carb) and vinegar never get old!
Volcano egg dyeing (aka Fizzy Eggs) is THE BEST way to dye Easter eggs with toddlers and preschoolers.
It's a fun hands-on way to dye eggs and gets kids involved in actually dyeing the eggs... instead of just sitting and watching them dye in cups.
Need the full Volcano egg dyeing instructions? Go here.
This year we created an amped up version of our usual fizzy volcano eggs and we put FOUR in a sensory bin ALL AT ONE TIME so we could dye more than one at once!
Here are a few important frequently asked questions before I explore more about this science sensory bin.
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What sensory bin is your favorite when doing this easter science sensory bin?
I love using a 32QT Sterilite Bin or a 28 QT Sterilite bin for sensory bins. For groups of more than two kids, I like to use a 60QT Sterilite Bin for sensory play. It just gives kids a little bit more space.
What type of bottles do you use for your easter sensory bin?
The bottles we use in this activity are condiment bottles. You can also use peri bottles if you have any lying around from when you had a newborn.
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How to set up this easy Easter Science Sensory Bin:
It's so quick, you won't even believe it!
If you're more of a visual person, watch my Volcano Eggs Instagram Reel of this activity here.
- Put several eggs into the sensory bin.
- Squirt food coloring all over the eggs.
- Cover the eggs with scoops of baking soda.
- Squeeze vinegar all over the baking soda covered eggs using squeeze bottles.
- Repeat by squeezing more food coloring onto the eggs for brighter colors, add more baking soda, and squeeze vinegar on again.
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PRO TIP #1: You can dilute vinegar with water to make it stretch further.
PRO TIP #2: Want to make this foamy too? Add some dawn dish soap to the baking soda. The reaction is so cool!
Why use a sensory bin to dye Easter eggs?
Sensory bins (aka underbed storage containers) are a great way to contain the mess and help give kids a defined area for an activity or project.
Sensory bins also give kids space to explore and create and make a big mess.
I like using sensory bins to dye Easter eggs because you can dye more than one egg at a time and get more than one kid involved too! No longer will each kid need their own bowl or cup of dye that they'll inevitably knock over.
Dyeing eggs in a sensory bin saves a lot of hassle and stress and helps kids get more hands-on too! You must try it!
Do you have any other favorite ways to dye easter eggs? Tell us below!
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