🤗 EASY Homemade Play Dough!! 🤗
👉🏼👉🏼A great SENSORY and LEARNING cooking experience for you and your kiddos👈🏼👈🏼
Not only will you have a batch of super soft and perfect play dough but your child will experience a number of skills that they might be missing in school right now
💜First off, your child will be working those Math skills such as counting, measuring, and using the concept of fractions. Depending on the age of the kiddo, he or she will need to utilize literacy skills in reading the recipe and following the direction precisely. Talk about comprehending what you read!
🧡Next up, the Science skills. Cooking really is Science. What happens when you mix the ingredients? There are physical and chemical changes that take place when cooking.
💙Eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills will be used as the ingredients are measured, mixed, poured, and stirred.
❤️Best of all, cooking up some play dough is a great opportunity for you to have some bonding time with your child (enjoy it...this quarantine will pass)
📸 We want to see your play dough! Make sure you share your photos after you whip up a batch! Use hashtag #smudgecovid19crafts and you may be featured on our website!
𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: -1 cup of flour
-1/4 cup of salt
-3/4 cup of water
-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
-1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
-Food coloring (honestly, we used a Crystal Light pack! It’s all we had at home. You could use food coloring or even Kool-Aid) Add a scent if you’d like!
𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Add water, oil and lemon juice to a medium non-stick pot and heat on medium heat on the stove. Add color and scents at this time. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour and salt). When the water is hot (but not boiling) slowly add the dry ingredients to the pot and while mixing to combine. Continue to stir until the ingredients combine and ball up. If it still feels sticky, flatten the dough out and put the sticky side down on the bottom of the pot for a moment. Don’t cook too long. It will firm up as it cools down. Place on wax paper to cool. Knead dough to bring it all together.