Sunday, July 18, 2010

Glue Dough...

Here's another dough mixture...this one is really messy, but you can dry & keep your creations!

Ages: All ages of Kid Scientists can play with this dough, but it's probably best for the Big Kids to make

1/4 c. white glue
1/4 c. water
3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cornstarch
food color

  • Mix white glue, water and food coloring in a small bowl
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch
  • Add the flour & cornstarch to the water & glue and mix really well.  The dough should be the consistency of bread dough.  You may need to add flour / cornstarch to thicken.
  • Your creations can be set on a paper plate or cover a plate with wax paper and set in a safe place to dry

Extensions:  The Science Mommy doesn't always point out the opportunity, but mixtures like this one are great chances to practice measuring.  
 Many middle and high school students are unable to measure accurately, and it's this lack of skill that causes problems for older Kid Scientists.  Give your kids lots of practice! 

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