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making sand play dough

  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 3 cups of sand
  • 1/2 a cup of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of boiling water

Add all dry ingredients, and then wet ingredients. Stir and then knead well. Add more flour if the mixture is too sticky or gradually add more water if too dry.

Store dough in the fridge in an air tight container or wrap tightly in a beeswax wrap.

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See the videos below for Part 1 and Part 2 of our sand dough sensory experience... (click the arrows to view full screen)

part one - sand dough recipe

part two - creating a penguin habitat

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