Play-Dough Surprise!

Make your very own Smart Love play dough at home!

Invite your child to help mix together all of the dry ingredients into a bowl. Next, microwave the 2 cups of water for about 5 minutes. The water is meant to be really hot so let your child know this is a parent job. Before pouring the water into the dry ingredients add water color or food coloring to the water. Feel free to mix the colors and experiment together with what color you can make! Once the colored water has been added to the dry ingredients the next step is mix, mix, and mix some more! Once everything is combined your play dough is ready to play with!

I wonder...

I wonder statements are a great way to introduce concepts to children, stimulate their curiosity while modeling the pleasure of learning, and embrace ideas in a fun and unpressured way!

    I wonder if there is anything in the kitchen that could be used with the play dough?
    I wonder what makes tracks or imprints in the play dough?
    I wonder what color we should make?
    I wonder what shape that is?
    I wonder if I can make the first of letter of my name?
    I wonder what I can use to flatten the play dough?
    I wonder what tracks my truck/figurine (any easy to clean toy) will leave in the play dough?

Project Supplies

2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of cream of tarter
4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 cups of hot water
Water color or food coloring
Bowl
Rolling pin
Easy to clean toys

Project Gallery

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Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

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1010 Lake Street, Suite 500

Oak Park, IL 60301

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