~ HAVING FUN WHILE LEARNING! ~
- 2.5 cups water
- 1 1/4 c. salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar
- 5 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2.5 cups flour
- Food coloring or liquid watercolors.
Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the dough will get smoother as it cooks. Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the dough is ready.
Place the dough on a counter top or large cutting board that can withstand a little food coloring. Knead the warm dough until it’s smooth and then divide it into the number of colors that you’d like to make. Divide into four balls, flatten each of them, add a little bit of food coloring, and then knead it in. Add more food coloring to get the desired shades.
Store the dough in a large Ziplock bag or sealed container. Unused, it’ll keep for months.
Goop Recipe ~
- 16 oz. container of Cornstarch
- Up to 1 cup of water
- Liquid watercolors or food coloring (optional)
- Big tub for mixing — I used an under-the-bed storage container. Contains the mess well so my child can play unencumbered by my tidy concerns
- Spoons, little bowls, toys for playing, scooping, and filling
The cornstarch:water ratio is about 2:1. Slowly add water to the cornstarch. Stop to mix together, than add more water.
(PRINTABLE SHEETS TO DO WITH YOUR CHILD)
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