Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dough Play

1 - 2 - 3 GO!! TIME TO GET MESSY!!

This is one of the easiest way to keep kids occupied and one of the simplest things to QUICKLY be made!!
[Be sure the surface you use is easy to clean]

Items needed are:
About 1/2 cup flour, Spoon, About 1/2 cup water, and YELLOW food coloring

[Any color food coloring can be used but yellow won't stain your child's hands (or yours)]

Add your water slowly. Start by adding just a little and....

 stirring and add more as needed. It should be slightly runny when you have the right consistency.
[If you let your little one stir it you may need to step in to make sure it is completely stirred]

 Add a few drops of food coloring and....

Stir it again making sure to get it all mixed in

Scoop it out on to the play surface.

[We did it outside and used wax paper. Although the wax paper got soggy it still made for slightly easier clean up]

Encourage free play with hands and or feet...

The longer the dough is played with the more sticky it gets

Wash hands (and/or feet) in warm water and you are good to go!

Here are more pictures from today!


  1. What a fun idea! My kids would love this, I should do it with them sometime. Thanks for posting. And your daughter is adorable - I love how fascinated they get!
    Have a fabulous day! :)
    Musings From a SAHM

  2. I'd love to see pictures of your dough playing adventure!! You could share them on our facebook page!! Thanks for checking us out!!


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