lunedì 4 giugno 2012

Activity - Homemade Play Dough

Photo from adelynStone
This recipe is non-toxic and inexpensive and will allow you to spend time with your children.
With this game your kids will learn about colors and use their imagination.
 "The polymer clay involve and stimulate the different senses of the child: sight, touch and smell," says psychologist Silvia Capone, expert on creative intelligence. It is not a trivial matter, "Leonardo Da Vinci claimed that the development of sensory intelligence is the foundation of a healthy growth of creative intelligence, that is, the ability to invent, discover, imagine, find new solutions where traditional knowledge is insufficient. "

Photo from adelynStone
You need:
Photo from Art Nest
  • 5 cups of  flour
  • 3 cups of salt
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of Cream of Tarter (it is a leavening agent, you finds him in a pharmacy)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • food coloring
  • Optional: few drops of essential oil or a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Optional: small sealable containers - only if storing
What to do:
  1. Combine flour, water, cream of tartar, vanilla, in small saucepan and mix until all combined.
  2. Add food coloring of your choice and continue stirring.
  3. Pour the mixture into a nonstick pan and stir over low heat, and mix with a wooden spoon. It will form lumps, but continue to stir until you have a big clump of Play Dough.
  4. Remove from heat and knead by hand.
  5. That's it! Now it remains only to go wild with your imagination!
 Photos from LaCiniqueRomantique

Now you can let your children play. To make it even more fun this game, give him even a rolling pin and cookie cutters.. It will be a success!

Photo from adelynStone

    • If you want to preserve the Play Dough I suggest you wrap it in plastic wrap and store in tightly closed containers. 
    • Once you've created your objects you can let them dry and harden. 
    • I only remember that while it is not toxic, it is NOT EDIBLE.

      Photo from adelynStone

      A special thanks for the help and photos to Miriam (aka la cynique romantique) and to Silvia e Cecilia dell'asociazione l'Arco di Passignano sul Trasimeno.
      Thank you also to AdelynSTONE which allowed me to use her beautiful photos.

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