Kids can’t resist this amazing color changing chemical reaction. It fizzes, it changes color as if by magic, and it works over and over again. This experiment is completely nontoxic and made with common kitchen supplies. It is hands down one of our favorite kitchen science experiments to date.

After we completed our color changing chemical reaction my five-year-old said, “I want to be a chemist when I grow up!” and my three-year-old exclaimed, “I love science!” Those are some pretty sweet things for a science mama to hear.

The perfect kitchen science experiment for kids of all ages, this fizzy color changing chemical reaction is sure to amaze. Easy experiment with nontoxic materials.

Getting the Color Changing Chemical Reaction Ready

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We headed to the kitchen to gather these items:

  • One half of a head of red cabbage
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Ice cube tray
  • Tall