Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Frozen bicarbonate of soda dough
Everyone loves Frozen, right? It's the best selling Disney film of all time. I tried to put it off but in the end our home also got Frozen fever. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the film; I really enjoyed it. The songs are fabulous and I don't mind the kids singing them round the house, in fact I am contemplating getting the movie soundtrack. I love it!
With their love of Frozen in mind, I decided to create some Frozen themed bicarbonate of soda (baking soda in the US) dough for the children to explore. I saw it first on pinterest and you can see the original link here. Although we have tried lots of different play doughs and sensory doughs before, we had never tried this one so it was a new experience for us all. It is very simple to make, simply mix a little bit of water into the bicarbonate of soda along with the colours of your choice, We used liquid watercolours for this. You have to be careful not to add too much water or the bicarbonate of soda will start to dissolve!
I left some of it white and made some purple and some blue. Then the kids got stuck in.
They immediately started to mix the purple and white together. Things never stay separate for long!
They used egg cups and bowls to create blue sandcastles.
D even made a cake with star-shaped sequins as sprinkles!
I have saved the leftover dough to use for some more sensory play soon.