For this months sensory dough I decided to combine a previous months dough with this months theme to make a fizzy dough. The results were spectacular!
On first glance this is cloud dough in every sense of the word. It molds like cloud dough and breaks apart into floury crumbs.
Disclaimer: This recipe is taste safe for little kids. This means that the child would be perfectly fine if they licked their hands or say put a little teaspoon worths in their mouth to taste. This does not mean that this recipe should be eaten! Eaten in large quantities baking soda is harmful to the acid balance of the body (like too many antacids). Please supervise children for all activities like these.
BUT when you add some vinegar it FIZZES!!
I love the dual functionality of this fizzing cloud dough. It is a sensory play dough as well as a science experiment.
Once the kids are bored of shaping and molding bring out the vinegar and droppers or squirt bottles and start fizzing!
Lets back up a bit first.
HOW did I make this fizzy cloud dough?
I used my cloud dough recipe and unique method of coloring BUT instead of using 2 cups of flour and 1/4 veg oil I used 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of baking soda plus the 1/4 cup veg oil. This cloud dough recipe is taste safe for toddlers!
Caution: A reader has reported that the baking soda reaction ate into her wood finish on her table. Please use a plastic cover on a table that has a finish on it. I always do my experiments in trays or with plastic covers for easier cleaning.
I had both boys engaged in this activity from the start. My just turned 5 year old was fascinated by fizzing and my 3 year old just wanted to touch and play with the cloud dough.
We started out with a little dropper to watch the cloud dough fizz.
Making many hills erupt in fizziness with much exclamations about color and bubbles.
We then advanced onto the squirt bottle. WOW.
This one brought MUCH excitement as the cloud dough reacted to the vinegar in such quantity. Foam!
We then went in for the GRAND finale and covered the enter surface of the cloud dough!
This offered my little sensory seeker a new substance to put his hands in and feel.
This fizzing cloud dough is most definitely a keeper! It has so many levels of playful learning in it as well as sensory benefits.
I also managed to get a few clips of the fizzing! check it out.