Fun Recipes

The Learning Place, LLC  Playdough

    1 cup of flour
    1/2 cup of salt
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1 tablespoon of cooking oil
    1 cup of water
    2 drops of food coloring

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a sauce pan. Mix the oil, water, and food coloring in a small bowl. Add the wet mixture to the sauce pan, stirring the mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring often. The dough will begin to thicken and pull away from the edges of the pan. Once the dough thickens and becomes less sticky, put the dough on wax paper. Knead it by hand until it becomes the smooth consistency of playdough. Store in an airtight container. It will last 1-2 months. DO NOT refrigerate.

The Learning Place, LLC  Gooey Gunk

This slimy, stretchy, gooey recipe has become one of the most popular concoctions of all time!

What You Will Need:

    Solution A
    1 cup water
    1 cup white glue
    2 tablespoons liquid tempera paint or 7-10 drops food coloring

    Solution B
    1 1/3 cup warm water
    4 teaspoons borax laundry booster

How To Concoct It:

  1. Mix the ingredients in Solution A together in a medium bowl.
  2. In a second medium bowl, mix the ingredients in Solution B together until the borax is completely dissolved.
  3. Slowly pour Solution A into Soultion B - DO NOT MIX!
  4. Roll Solution A around in Solution B 4-5 times. There will probably be excess water ... dump it out!
  5. Lift Solution A out of Solution B and knead for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Story Gooey Gunk in an airtight container or plastic zip bag.

Concoction Tips & Ideas:

Use red liquid tempera paint/food coloring to create Lava Gunk, use green to create Slimy Gunk, and use black to create Tar Gunk.


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