Activity For Kids:

Fizzy cloud dough

This activity takes “boring old” cloud dough and elevates it into a fizzing sensation.

You add baking soda to the dough and then, after playing with it, your kids squirt vinegar onto it to make it fizz.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Fizzy cloud dough.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Science experiments are fun to do for kids and also teaches them a lot of skills such as interacting with the world around them and understanding how things work.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Mix the flour, baking soda, food coloring and oil together to form cloud dough.


  • 1 cup of flour

  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 1/4 cup veg oil

Step 2

Add the cloud dough to a play container or sensory bin and invite your kids to play

Step 3

Remind them to keep the cloud dough in the bin

Step 4

Once they are ready give them vinegar in squirt bottles or with pipettes and let them add vinegar to the cloud dough

This was really one of our favorite kids activities, since it is two activities in one, and a science experiment too.

We love different baking soda and vinegar reactions, and this one was so different from the old volcano experiment.

My kids played with the cloud dough for a while (and listened to me when I said the cloud dough stays in the bin!).

After a while they grew bored, so I took out the vinegar and made the cloud dough fizz.

On first glance this is cloud dough in every sense of the word. It molds like cloud dough and breaks apart into floury crumbs. BUT when you add some vinegar it FIZZES!!