Ages 3+years, adult assistance required
Gloomy weather brings on the search for indoor activities that do not involve the screen.
Check out this recipe for home-made dough and let us know what you create with it!
NOTE: Clay is not edible
What You Need:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 ¼ cups water
Food coloring (if desired)
Plate for cooling the dough
Damp washcloth or papertowels
What to Do:
Pour 2 cups Baking Soda into a saucepan.
Add 1 cup corn starch, then stir until mixed.
Add 1 ¼ cups cold water, then food coloring if desired.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until consistency of mashed potatoes (5-10 mins).
Remove mixture to plate and cover with damp cloth.
When cool to the touch, pat until smooth.
If you want to reuse the dough, store it in your fridge for up to one week. If your children want to keep their project, leave it out to dry overnight.
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This activity involves mixing solids and liquids, which are states of matter. There are many household examples of the different states of matter.
Watch the videos below and then name some things in your house that fall into each category.