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Magic Moments - DIY Play D'oh


Time to get creative with your very own DIY Play D’oh!


Materials: 2 cups plain flour, 2 tablespoons oil, ½ cup salt, 2 cups boiling water, food colouring


Main Learning Outcomes: Developing fine motor skills, creativity and early literacy skills


Steps:


1. Grab the book Play With Clay by Jenny Pinkerton - or listen along on Youtube. Follow the steps first to make your moulding dough, and then play while you read. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp6P-6zcPRA


2. Time to make the play d'oh! Mix together your flour, salt and oil in a big bowl


Add the boiling water a little at a time, mixing until you get a sticky dough. You may not need it all!


Leave your dough to cool


Knead your dough on a floured surface.


Split your dough into as many balls as you need for your different colours


Add a few drops of food colouring to each ball and knead until it’s a consistent colour.


It’s play time! Get creative and see what you can make. Now you can play with the dough while you read today’s story.


Tips:

Mix together your food colouring to make new colours. And if you want to keep your models, just bake in the oven at 250 degrees for an hour to harden.



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