Fun Textures


1 cup flour

1 cup water

½ cup salt

1 tbsp cooking oil

2 tsp cream of tartar

Food colouring

Mix all ingredients together.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture forms a ball.  Remove from heat and knead.  Store in an air tight container.



1 cup sawdust

1 ½ cups flour

½ cup salt

Water as needed

Mix all ingredients together.  This dough dries hard and is not as breakable as others.



6 tbsp cold water

2 tbsp cornstarch

½ cup boiling water

Food colouring or dry tempera paint

Dissolve starch in cold water.  Add boiling water, stirring constantly.  Heat until mixture becomes glossy.  Add food colouring or dry tempera paint.



It seems to melt in your hands!

1 box cornstarch

Water – start with ½ cup

Food colouring

Combine all ingredients in a shallow pan.  Add water until the mixture is firm in the pan, yet runny in your hands.



1 cup liquid starch

1 cup white glue

Add white glue to liquid starch.  When glue starts to solidify, pour off the starch.  Work the mixture with your hands.  Add more starch if it feels too sticky.

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