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Fundough is fun learning

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Fun dough

Fundough

Fundough is empowering stuff-- we found this fun and easy recipe via Creative Playhouse in the U.K. and it works great. Your kids can easily make it themselves since it doesn't require baking or salt, and clean-up is relatively easy because one of the ingredients is dish soap.

Here's how we did it:

  1. 1C (one cup) regular flour (any brand should do)
  2. 1/4C (quarter cup) regular dishsoap (any brand should do)
  3. Combine in mixing bowl or similar container

Feel free to experiment with the flour and soap amounts, and very them for different stiffness or pliability/flexibility. It's a very forgiving recipe so you don't need to worry about exact amounts. BTW, we used concentrated dish detergent, you may want to adjust your mix if you use a different brand or concentration.

Cleanup

Be sure to refrigerate after you're done playing so it doesn't dry out, and similarly clean your new Fundough off everything (kids' cars, table top) when you're done because it tends to dry hard. If you find some sticking around later, you can soak the item in water and it will easily wash off once soft again.

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You might also like Creative Playhouse's recipe for sensory dough, and check out Mind/Shift's article on Why Learning Should be Messy for related thoughts on why it's good to get messy and mix up learning.

 

KRIS VAN NEST