Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

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My kids have been completely Pokémon-crazed since the release of Pokémon Go. Given how many people we see around town catching their own Pokémon, I know they aren’t the only ones!

I love to turn my kids’ interests into fun and educational activities. They are always more enthusiastic to dive in and learn with me when I involve their toys and hobbies. We do the same thing learning with LEGO. The kids have so much fun they don’t even realize they are learning!

Over the weekend we made and hatched our own Pokémon Eggs in a fizzy, foamy mess. The kids had so much fun with their fizzing Pokémon Eggs that we have another batch all ready to hatch tomorrow, too!

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

Make Pokémon Eggs

It was super easy to make our own Pokémon Eggs. I gathered these simple supplies:

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Pokémon Figures (We bought this set of 24 Pokémon, but if you really want to go all out you could get a set of 144 Pokémon for about $0.12 each!)
  • Baking Sheet Lined with Wax Paper
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Cotton Swabs

We mixed the baking soda and water together in a 3:1 ratio. We used about 1 1/2 cups baking soda mixed with 1/2 cup water. It should clump together easily without being too runny.

We molded the baking soda mixture around each Pokémon figure in an oval shape and placed them on the baking sheet.

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

To make the Pokémon Eggs look authentic we dipped one end of a cotton swab into green food coloring and used it to make green polka dots on the egg. Then we placed the baking sheet in the freezer for a few hours until the eggs were frozen solid.

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

Hatch Pokemon Eggs

Before pulling our Pokémon Eggs out of the freezer we gathered a few more supplies:

We placed the frozen Pokémon Eggs in a casserole dish and tried to guess which Pokémon was in each egg. The kids were so excited to hatch their Pokémon Eggs!!

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

We poured some vinegar into a cup and then used the pipettes to squirt vinegar onto our Pokémon Eggs. Do you remember what happens when baking soda and vinegar mix?!

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

As our Pokémon Eggs hatched the egg fell apart in a bubbly mess. Little by little we watched the Pokémon emerge from the egg. Once the egg was fully hatched the kids rinsed off the Pokémon in water and started in to hatch another Pokémon Egg.

Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!

The Science: Hatch Pokemon Eggs

When vinegar and baking soda mix, carbon dioxide bubbles are produced. This is what causes the fizzy bubbles you see as the eggs hatch.

You can explore the reaction between baking soda and vinegar more by making your own fire extinguisher, launching a film canister rocket, and exploring the magic color changing reaction!

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Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!
Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!
Use a classic science experiment to make and hatch Pokemon eggs using simple kitchen supplies. The perfect STEM activity for Pokémon fans everywhere!
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By | 2017-02-27T21:35:42+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Play, Science|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Nadia @ Adventures in Wonderlab September 4, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    YES to all things Pokemon! We will try this at home, for sure. My son is considering a Pokemon themed birthday party, and this would be a perfect activity.

  2. Jenny October 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Do the pokemon eggs have to stay frozen until you use them? Thanks!

    • Crystal November 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm - Reply

      They will still work if they are not frozen, they’ll just be squishy and difficult to pick up and handle. I like to keep them frozen until we use them because they keep their shape and they are easy to handle.

  3. BrookeJ January 24, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Hi there, I just wanted to say I love this idea and I’m going to do this for my son’s birthday party. I wanted to let you know that your afffiliate links are not working.

    • Crystal January 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you can use this activity for your son’s birthday! Pokemon activities are always a hit.

      Thank you so much for letting me know about the Amazon links. I have updated them and they should be working now.

  4. Elizabeth Arterberry February 26, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Is it OK if we make the eggs the night before and hatch them the next day?

    • Crystal February 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm - Reply

      Yes, absolutely! That’s what we did. We left them in the freezer overnight and hatched them the next day. So fun!

  5. Gillian Mescher March 3, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    This was a great idea! I’m going to use this at my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow! I used three boxes of baking powder to about 1/2 cup water. I wanted a much stiffer “dough”. They weren’t as squishy and held together very well. I tried forming them with an Easter Egg, but that didn’t work out too well so I just formed them by hand. Check out my post (to be written) on my blog plateandplant.com for pictures.

    • Crystal March 16, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Cool! I bet she loved her birthday party 🙂

  6. jenn July 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Thank you! This is PERFECT for my son’s birthday party!

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