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Alphabet Playdough

Alphabet Playdough Materials Playdough or modeling clayDirections Help your child form letters out of playdough or modeling clay. Then, have her close her eyes, feel a letter, and try to identify it by shape. As a tasty variation, make some Alphabet Cookies and bake your alphabet! read more

Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough Materials 1 cup salt 1 cup flour 1 cup water Cookie cutters Rolling pin or narrow bottle Food coloring (optional) Directions Put salt and flour in a deep, unbreakable bowl. Drape an old shirt or smock on your child and allow him to mix the dry ingredients thoroughly with hands or a wooden spoon. Slowly add water (to which some drops of food coloring may have been added). Continue to mix, then knead dough until it is smooth and elastic without being sticky. read more

How to Make Edible Playdough

Playdough is an all-time kid favorite. It’s great for open-ended and sensory play. Plus, it’s just fun! Edible playdough is fantastic for kids that are young enough that they’re still putting everything in their mouths. There are many recipes for making your own playdough right in your kitchen, and here are a few you can eat! read more

How to Make Homemade Playdough

Homemade playdough is so easy (and fun!) to make! Save yourself some time and money at the craft store and try out these quick and easy playdough recipes using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Transcript Why buy playdough when you can make with ingredients from your kitchen? Here’s what you’ll need to get started: • 1 cup water • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • 1/2 cup salt • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar • Food coloring • Saucepan • 1 cup flour • Plastic gloves read more

Playdough Jewelry

Playdough Jewelry Materials Playdough Toothpick or large, blunt needle Clear gloss enamel or nail polish String Directions read more

Playdough Printing

Playdough Printing Materials Playdough Tools for making a design (pencil, bottle cap, cookie cutter, cooking utensils) Print pad Paper Directions Roll playdough into a ball and flatten it until it is about two inches thick. On one side of the dough, press in a design using a pencil, bottle cap, cookie cutter, or other cooking utensil. Gently press the clay onto the print pad then onto paper. Repeat using various colors and designs. read more

Refrigerator Magnets

Refrigerator MagnetsMaterials 1 cup flour Liquid tempera or acrylic 1/2 cup salt paint and paintbrush Water (optional) Food coloring (optional) Clear acrylic spray Baking sheet Magnetic strip Glue gun Directions read more

Sculpting Beads

Sculpting Beads You can mold various forms of sculpting materials into craft designs. Two of my favorites are store-bought and homemade types of clay or dough that you can roll and cut out or model into shapes. Projects made from both of these dough mediums can be baked in an oven to harden and make them permanent. You can paint the shapes with acrylic paints and varnish them to make a finished product. Sculpy or Fimo Clay Beads Make your own jewelry for your next holiday bash using this easy-to-work-with clay medium. read more

Super Goop

Super GoopMaterials Saucepan 2 cups water 1/2 cup cornstarch Food coloring Mixing spoon Ziploc bags (optional) Directions read more