citric acid and bicarbonate of soda reaction {science experiment}

Hey readers,

Today we decided to do a simple science experiment to see what happens when you mix bicarbonate of soda, citric acid and water.

It is a really fun and quick activity to do with children and doesn’t take too much effort to put together.

What we used for the experiment is:

  • Few drops of red colouring
  • 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons of citric acid
  • One cup of water drizzled on


It’s probably best to do the experiment in the bath so everything’s all in one place to keep tidy, especially if you are using food colouring.

Place the citrus acid and bicarbonate of soda into a cup.


Put the food colouring in first or last. Then what ever you decide then add the water.


Make sure you move out of the aware as the end result will end in a fizz explosion.

The boys really enjoyed this as they got to poarticiapre and see the effects of the reactions of chemicals. (endothemic).

Cheers for reading X

 

Autumn 

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

because it is now officially autumn and it really does feel like autumn. We even have rain and not just my order in but pour down rain which adds to the autumn feel.

I’ve been enjoying burning candles, getting cosy, drinking tea and watching crap on TV which literally is a perfect way to indulge on an Autumn evening.

I’ve also planning on ome autumn activities for the boys because I enjoyed them but not too complicated because no one needs that stress do they!

I’ve also been loving taking photos of leaves falling, it’s just so pretty with all the colours around.

Also, been dusting down my knitwear of course because the temperature or lowering making it super duper cosy. I love the fact that the air feels colder now I may be odd but I prefer the cold weather.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

Snazaroo weekend box 

Hey readers,

Weekend Box Club have teamed up with Snazaroo to incorporate face paints to help creative imaginative and fun play. Weekend Box Club is a subscription service where you sign up and receive an activity box full of fun ideas, with all the material so you don’t have to worry about that.

The weekend box is a fun design, featuring four fun animal characters. The box is send to your child and there is nothing better for your child to open their own post.

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 Have you heard of Snazaroo, well it is a branded face paint for children.  The product is made in the UK, they are skin friendly, fragrance, paraben free and premium cosmetic ingredients to be gentle on kids skin. The facepaint is recommended for 3 years and over.

 I got asked to test out the new range of Snazaroo facepaints set which will be arriving by in shops soon.

There is the general face paint set with three colours (black, white and yellow) with a brush and sponge.

The set on the right is three face paints (red, yellow and green) with three fun stamps (cupcake, smiley face and musical symbol). Perfect for playtime or to use when it is your little one’s birthday.

I found it really easy to apply the face paint as it is water based . Though I had to be careful not to day to day much water into my sponge/brush as it did make the paint it’s water. But this was my first ever attempt and I think that is more me learning the ropes.

I can confirm it is really easy to clean off in one wash, all you need is soap and water.

Both my boys have sensitive skin and found no problems when applying and after. There was no irritation or redness.

I like the idea of having a certificate that your child can colour in to help make them feel proud of their achievements.

There are a range of step to step instuctions on Snazaroo so you can inspiration or relax and not panic about what to do.

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Below are my attempts at painting a wriggly three year old (a cheater) and the eldest asked for a camouflage/army style.

The boys really enjoyed the fun element of getting their faces painted and playing together in their characters. I found it really encouraged imagination and working together, which as a parent is always lovely to see.

There are five vibrant mini packs being released, which is the first time ever for the mini packs . The themes are summer, carnival, Halloween, Christmas and Easter, therefore covering all essential periods throughout the year. What is great about the facepaints is that there are few colours and in a handy pack so you can travel about with them. You can even put them in your bag if you’re going to a party or something. The price of the face paint packs are £2.99 but you can be sure to be able to get a lot of fun out of using them not to mention all them special dress up days at school!

Cheers for reading X

I was given the face paints in order of a review but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.