Magic Potion Fizzy Powder
Magic potions are one of my boys' favourite nature craft activities! There is just something about mixing all the ingredients, smelling the scent of the beautiful florals, adding sparkly glitter and then seeing it all fizz up when you add water!
The cornflour in this recipe is optional, but it does help to prolong the fizz (= fun), so definitely go ahead and add some in if you have it available. Also feel free to add essential oils if you and your kids like them, e.g. a calming lavender essential oil in a blue potion with lavender and rose petals or add invigorating lemon/grapefruit essential oil to a pink potion with calendula and cornflower petals.
1/2 Cup Bicarbonate Soda
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
1/4 Cup Cornflour
Pinch of Botanical Colour Powder in Blue or Red (or both)
Dried Flower Petals
Essential oils (optional)
Mix the bicarb soda, citric acid, cornflour and colour powder until combined. Stir through dried flower petals, glitter, essential oils and crystal chips to your liking. Slowly add water and invite the kids to experience it with all their senses.
Note: Although citric acid is a natural and non-toxic ingredient, please remind kids not to consume any parts of the powder or the potions. This is suitable for kids 5 years or older.
Thanks! It’s so worth a try!
I usually prefer to put the ingredients together fresh each time, but you could probably mix together the bicarb and the citric acid and keep that in a container, adding any colours, essential oils, glitter and flower petals when you are ready to do the activity. You’d just want to keep any moisture away from the citric acid, so it doesn’t harden in the container. Enjoy!
Hi, I’m keen to try this out – looks really cool! How long do you think the sensory fizz powder would last in a container?