Fizzy Playdough Fun with Fantastic Eruptions Music


Fizzy Playdough Fun with

Fantastic Eruptions Music!

Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired erupting fizzy dough.  As this series is all about stimulating the senses we decided to create some salt dough and use music to stimulate the ‘aural or hearing senses’.  As we have mentioned in our introduction to the series, music is a great way of helping hearing and non hearing children gain confidence in the world around them as well as providing a whole host of skills too.

read more on our introductory page here

Music Inspired Fizzzy Dough

Our Fizzy Dough Recipe

Please note that this is NOT an edible dough so should NOT be used unsupervised

or with children who like to taste/eat dough!

1 packet of cornflour (starch)

1 packet of baking soda

1 tablespoon oil

Food colouring or paint


Mix the baking soda with the cornstarch and then add the food colouring or paint.  Mix together with the oil and a little water until you have a soft pliable dough.

Setting the Scene for

Erupting Fizzy Dough Play

We placed the dough onto a large plate and talked about how volcanoes erupt and spew lava.  We had looked at some books and were keen to make some fizzing eruptions with the dough!

Erupting Fizzy Dough

Music and Dough Play – My Observations

The music was full of crashes and bangs which was great as our daughter pummelled the dough into random shapes.  She was engrossed in mixing the yellow and red doughs together.  Soon she was ready to start the fizzy eruptions!  She squirted lime juice all over the dough and was thrilled to see it making the dough fizz up and melt.  We had great fun with the squidgy dough that flowed like lava and yet began a solid when she squashed it!

Music Chosen

The music we chose for our  Fizzy Playdough Fun were classical or classical inspired pieces:

Vanessa Mae – Storm (inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Summer)

Gustav Holst – Mars from The Planets

Edvard Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King

N. Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade – Movement 1

You can visit our YouTube channel and listen to the pieces we chose for this sensory dough activity or listen to them here:


We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough and we look forward to next month when we will be writing about our Music Inspired Sand Dough.  If you are a fan of Pinterest then please pop along to the group’s Sensory Dough Board for more inspiration on how to introduce sensory play doughs to your children.  Here are this month’s co-hosts and links through to their posts: (this is a global series so if their link is not there yet then try again soon!)

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 Playdough | 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

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