We have been talking a lot about recycling as Olivia has been talking about it at Preschool. With world’s Ocean day coming up on the 8th of June I thought we could explore the ocean.
We have talked about swimming in the ocean and what we can do to take care of the ocean. To further this discussion we have made some playdough and added some sea creatures to make it more ocean like.
This was my first attempt at making cooked playdough and I am really happy with how it worked out. It is a much smoother dough than the uncooked recipe I usually use. If you haven’t made your own playdough before this is defiantly something you should try. The only problem I had was I didn’t have any blue food colouring so we have a green ocean.
What you need:
A batch of playdough(recipe below)
Sea creatures (I got a bag of about 8 creatures for $1 from Big W)
How to make the dough:
2 C Flour
1 C Salt
2 tbsp Oil
4 tsp Cream of Tatar
1 1/5 – 2 C Water
Mix the food colouring in with the water. Add all the ingredients , but the water, to a large sauce pan and stir.
Over low heat slowly add the water until all combined.
The mixture may be sticky at this stage but as you continue to stir it will firm up.
Once the dough is coming away from the pot turn out on to the bench and lightly knead.
The dough should be stored in plastic wrap or a plastic container in the fridge.
The girls enjoyed this activity they made sand castles big waves and made patterns with the star fish.
We will do this activity again tomorrow and I will add some rocks from the garden and some blue crape paper.
Once the playdough is getting old and drying out a little I will add sand to if add another texture and to continue on with the ocean theme.