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4/15 & 16 Hands On Activity

Shimmery Blue Ocean Play Dough

We normally double the ingredients in order to have enough Play Dough for at least 10 kids to play with and take home with them. This home-version recipe will render enough Play Dough for 3 to 5 kids (and leave enough ingredients to make fresh tortillas!).

You will need the following ingredients:


- Flour (1 1/2 cups)

- Salt (1/2cup)

- Vegetable or other cooking oil (1 1/2 tablespoons)

- Water (1 1/2 cups)

- Alum or Cream of Tartar (1 tablespoon) - in a pinch try baking soda

- Food coloring (blue if available, otherwise any color if desired)

- Glitter (if available or desired)

- cookie cutters, rolling pin, plastic knives, etc.

- mixing bowl

- medium-sized pot

- ladle

Begin by mixing all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and alum/cream of tartar/baking soda) in a large mixing bowl (see Step 1).  Boil the water, oil, food coloring and glitter (if available or desired) in a medium-sized sauce pan to a rolling boil (see Step 2).  Once liquids are boiling, remove from heat, and pour hot mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients (see Step 3).  Mix the wet and dry ingredients with a ladle allowing the mixture to cool.  Once the liquid has been mixed in and absorbed, remove the warm play dough onto a clean surface dusted with flour (Step 4).  If the play dough is sticky to the touch while kneading, just add flour as needed to reduce stickiness.  Place the finished play dough into the mixing bowl and allow to cool for several minutes before little hands are allowed to handle.  Cookie cutters, rolling pins, plastic knives, and objects that leave imprints are a great way to observe your little one manipulate utensils with a fist and/or pincher grasps.  We also look for kids to explore the Play Dough through touch and ask them how it feels in their hands.  Enjoy making and playing with the Shimmery Blue Ocean Play Dough!


Ms. Lynella & Sr. Amador


P.S.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us!



Albuquerque Preschool Cooperative
606 Candelaria Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 

(505) 344-0389
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