Making and playing with playdough together is fun and can lead to many conversations and creative moments!
What you need:
- 1 c salt
- 1 3/4 c flour
- 1 c cold water
- 2 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 tbsp. corn starch
- food colouring
What to do:
- In a bowl, mix together salt, water, oil, and food colouring (enough to make a bright colour).
- Add flour and corn starch.
- Knead the dough with your hands. Gradually add more flour if it’s too sticky, or oil if it isn’t sticking together.
- Store in a sealed bag in the fridge for up to 2 months.
DO IT TOGETHER!
Use the playdough to make whatever you want—maybe letters, shapes, or something from a favourite book or song.
Talk about what you are doing and ask your child what they are making.
Reading recipes is something that often happens in a home and not always just for cooking! Letting your child get involved will help them see how reading is used differently. Doing it together and using the end product is a great reward!
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