Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Doughlicious Fun!!!

It was such a fun day!!!  I had a doughlicious time visiting the twenty-six fifth graders at the elementary school I attended.  We had a great time making marbles and leaves using dough created from cornstarch, glue and acrylic paint.

For tons more ideas to create with the dough, check out the Make Healthy Fun! book under the shopping section and if you just can't wait to receive the book in the mail go to and download the ebook!

Dough Recipe
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup white glue
Acrylic paints - desired colors

Place the cornstarch and glue in a ziptop bag.  Smoosh until mixed.

If you want to make several colors, divide the dough and place each in a clean bag. Add a few drops of acrylic paint and guess what?  You get to smoosh again until it's mixed.

Marbles - Form a ball. For the swirls in the marbles, make very small 'snake' shapes and press into the ball.  Roll until the blended in.

Leaves - Roll green dough into a ball and flatten on wax paper with your hands or use a rolling pin.  Press cookie cutter into the dough. Remove cookie cutter.  Make veins with a toothpick.

Let dry.  Depending on the humidity, it make take a couple of days.  If the marbles start to flatten on the bottom, roll again.

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