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We’re just a month into summer vacation, and my kids have let me know more than a handful of times that they’re “bored.” Most of the time, I let them solve this dilemma on their own. But sometimes I help them create an opportunity for play.
Almost always fun.
To do our doughy dinosaur dig, we gathered:
- hair conditioner (old sunscreen would work too)
- corn starch
- food coloring
- spoons and tongs from the kitchen
- a bowl and spoon for mixing
- toy dinosaurs
- three bored kids
The play recipe is simple: one part conditioner to two parts corn starch. To make enough dough for all the kids, we used more than half a bottle of conditioner and a large container of corn starch from Sam’s Club.
Stir, stir, stir.
If you want, add food coloring. Knead. This is some super soft dough.
Layer the bottom of a container with your toy dinosaurs. Press the soft dough over the dinosaurs and start digging!
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