Magic Potion Fizzy Powder
Magic potions are one of my boys' favourite nature play activities! There is just something so special 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.