Baking Soda and Cornstarch Play Dough

Creative Wednesdays

Play dough is fun to make with kids at any age. Playing with this non-toxic dough is great for fine motor skills for toddlers. Playing with play dough helps strengthen the muscles in their hands through squishing, rolling, and shaping the dough, which will set them up well to eventually hold a pencil and write, or cut with scissors, and make arts and crafts. This also helps strengthen their hand-eye coordination. Allow kids to use tools such as rolling pins, cookie cutters, plastic animals, plastic toys, and create sculptures with homemade play dough.

You Will Need:

2 Cups Baking Soda
1 Cups Corn Starch
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
Food Coloring

What to Do:

1. Mix baking soda and cornstarch in a pan.

2. Add food coloring to the water and stir into the dry ingredients until smooth.

3. Bring to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and pour onto a board to cool.

4. Knead when it is cool.

5. Store in covered container.


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