We made a simple baking soda dough. When we combined with with vinegar, it fizzed and popped and reminded us of fireworks – especially because we colored it red, white, and blue!
- baking soda (3/4 to 1 cup per color)
- water (1/2 cup per color)
- liquid water colors or food coloring (optional)
- vinegar in a spray bottle (or use droppers)
Mix the baking soda and the water. If it’s too runny to mold well, mix in more baking soda. If it seems too dry to stick together, put a little more water in. Remember, this dough isn’t going to have the texture and consistency of the play dough you’re used to. It’s a dough that’s mostly great for the fizz!
Mold the dough. We mostly built towers/mounds of dough. Then take aim with the spray bottles and make that dough fizz! The vinegar will sting if it gets into eyes (or cuts), so be sure to warn the kiddos to aim only at the dough.
See all of the Fizzy Dough in the series this month:
Lemon-Lime Fizzy Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
Fizzy Dough Cupcakes | Study at Home Mama
Fizzy Bath Dough | Still Playing School
Fizzy Playdough Fun with Fantastic Eruptions Music | Witty Hoots
Primordial Fizzy Dough | Peakle Pie
Fizzy Lemon Juice Dough | Creative World of Varya
Edible Fizzy Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Fizzy Ice-cream Dough | Squiggles and Bubbles
Pre-Cursive Handwriting with Fizzy Dough | Sugar Aunts
Fizzy Flower Sensory Dough! | Preschool Powol Packets
Rainbow Fizzy Cloud Dough | Powerful Mothering
Fizzy Dough | In The Playroom