Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Little Sparkle...

Jack and Eve had a great time making this stretchy dough on Friday.  It was easy to make and it provided them (and me!) with lots of fun and laughs.  Jack and Eve made this stretchy dough by combining 1 1/2 cups of liquid starch with 2 five ounce bottles of Elmer's clear glue...and that's it (for now).  After Jack and Eve mixed the ingredients together with their hands it formed into a gel-like dough, which was very slippery and quite stretchy.  A great texture for some fun sensory play!

 Eve pouring the glue.

 Jack squeezing glue.

Eve pouring the liquid starch as Jack watches.

Jack pouring in the liquid starch.

Here are some pictures of all the fun...

In order to decorate our dough we decided to add some gold glitter....some SERIOUS GOLD GLITTER (who doesn't love a little extra sparkle in their life?!).  We ended up adding about a full cup to our dough to make what looked like liquid gold.  It was so beautiful!  

We saved our gold glitter dough by putting it in a plastic bag and have played with it several times since.  This has quickly become our new favorite sensory activity.  So much fun and so easy too!


Anonymous said...

This activity reels you in, or is it the gleeful faces that captivate you? Seeing their joy, who wouldn't love to get their hands on this liquid gold? Slippery, dazzling, enticing activity! Lots of fun.


Maddy!, said...

I didn't think it was ever even possible for these precious beautiful children to sparkle more than they already do!!

Those faces are priceless! Happiness is oozing right out of the pictures just like the dough between their fingers! Love it!!

Jack and Eve are so sweet and so amazing.

Love, Maddy

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