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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Exploding Paint Craft with Alka Seltzer

This was so much fun to do! The kids had a blast and I did too!

  • Paint
  • Small Film Canisters
  • Paper or Canvas
  • Alka Seltzer Tablets
  • Water
  • Outdoor space for easy cleanup 
  • Disposable table cloth, plastic shower curtain, or newspaper. 


  1. Get all of your materials ready.
  2. Lay out the disposable table cloth, newspaper, or old plastic shower curtain.
  3. Lay down your paper or canvas. 
  4. Put some paint in a few film canisters 1/3 full. Add a little water (about 1tsp). Stir or shake it up to mix it. 
  5. Get ready to move quickly. Break an Alka Seltzer tablet in half, put both halves in a canister with paint. Put the cover on quickly and set it upside down on the paper or canvas. 
  6. Stand back, the canister may fly far. The Alka Seltzer bubbles will build pressure and cause the top to pop off and create a fun splatter painting.
  7. Continue to fill and explode the canisters until you have a painting you love. 
  8. Clean up, let your painting dry and then hang it up to show off your work!

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