Making Primordial Fizzy Playdough for Sensory Fun


Primordial Fizzy Playdough

Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year.  We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside.  This is one of the reasons why we are featuring Nature Inspired Dough – incorporating Outdoors and Nature into our dough theme each month.  For more information about the 12 Months of Sensory Dough then read about it on our main page here.

Nature Inspired 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 cup of wheat grass powder

1 teaspoon mixed herbs

1 tablespoon oil


Mix the baking soda with the cornstarch and the wheat grass powder.  Add the mixed herbs and mix together with the oil and a little water until you have a soft pliable dough.

Fizzy Dough Nature inspired

Nature Inspired Dough

Playing and Exploring

Peakles thought the play dough looked yucky but was soft and pliable.  She enjoyed pushing, rolling and pinching the dough with her fingers.  She flattened it out with her hands and used some cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

Peakles then got a toy lizard and moulded the play-dough around it to make an egg!  This seemed like a good time to introduce the lemon and lime juice!  She squeezed the juice onto the dough and was amazed when it started to fizz up.  She placed her fingers in the fizzy dough and wiggled them about in the bubbles!  Next Peakles placed some dough in a small cup and added the juice.  I realised that she had heard me describe it at primordial soup and so she was making soup!

She decided to see if she could make the lizard jump out of the fizzy dough and poured lots of lemon and lime juice over it until it was more like soup than dough!  By this time we were making animal noises and pretending that the lizard was trying to make it’s way out of the primordial soup.  Peakles took great delight in flicking it back into the bowl.

Finally she tried to pick up the dough which had settled at the bottom of the bowl and she gleefully let it run over her hands and fingers!

Primordial Fizzy Playdough


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 Nature 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.  Such a great wealth of ideas on how to create, experiment and play with Salt Dough!

Co-Hosts and 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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