Fun Science for Kids!

Homemade PlayDough

You need:

  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1.5 cups boiling water (adding more in increments if needed)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • few drops glycerin

Method:

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the boiling water
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the food coloring and glycerin
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)

 

 

Homemade Slime

Slime is easy to make. It only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to make a batch. Follow these step-by-step written instructions or watch the video to see how to make slime. To get started, gather the following materials:

  • water
  • white glue (like Elmer’s™)
  • borax
  • food coloring (unless you want uncolored white slime)