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Playdough Power

Playdough is a great way for you and your children to play together. Measuring, mixing, mushing, shaping and rolling playdough is fun!
Your child is learning about cause and effect. He’s learning about solids and liquids and mixing colors.
Making and playing with playdough helps your child learn math and science. It sparks his creativity. It feeds his natural curiosity.
Will playdough roll like a ball?
Does it float?
What happens if you add sand to your playdough?
What happens if we add water?
What colors mix to make purple?
How long of a snake can we make?
This is science. Playdough is fun that makes your child smarter!
Uncooked Playdough
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup cold water
3-5 drops food coloring
Step 1: In bowl, mix salt and flour.
Step 2: Add food coloring to water to make a bright color.
Step 3: Add water to dry ingredients.
Step 4: Mix in oil and knead until smooth. Sprinkle on more flour if it is too sticky.
Step 5: Remove from bowl and let the fun begin!
Step 6: Store covered or in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator.
Makes about a softball-sized dough ball.
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