Drawing Dough

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Drawing Dough
Total Time 1 hour Ages preschooler

A cross between paint and dough, this delightful concoction is fun to squeeze out into puffy, colorful designs. As it dries, the salt in the dough crystallizes, leaving behind a glittering abstraction that, like a Rorschach inkblot, is open to interpretation. Here's how to make enough for 2 bottles.

What you'll need

  • 2/3 cup each of water, flour, and salt
  • Washable tempera paints
  • Squeeze bottles (we got ours at Michael's for $2 per 2-pack)

How to make it

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the water, flour, and salt (the dough will be just barely pourable).

  2. Step 2 - Drawing Dough

    Divide the dough between two bowls and stir a few drops of washable tempera paint into each. Pour the dough into squeeze bottles.

  3. Protect your work surface, then have your artist create colorful designs on thick construction paper or card stock. Leave them flat to dry (drying times will vary depending on the dough's thickness).

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