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How to make Putty {A-Z Play at Home}

How to make Putty

Last week for the A-Z Play at Home weekly blog hop we had so much fun making SLIME! The kids just love getting their hands dirty so we quickly made a bath of Putty too. It’s not just fun, there’s some science in there too!

Ingredients to make Putty:

24 oz flour (2 cups)
5 eggs
9oz PVA craft glue (3/4 cup)
3 tbsp water
food colouring (optional)

We made a video about our experiences of making putty. It took a while for the putty to come together but it was worth it!

Basically, you mix the flour in a large mixing bowl with the eggs and glue. Then you need to mix for quite a long time. Nothing seems to happen but you just need to keep on mixing! Add a little of the water and mix some more.

How to make Putty

If you want to add food colouring do it now. We added a little red food colouring.

This is actually a basic play dough recipe but the glue acts as a binding agent, holding the mixture together. Watch as it binds together making a stretchy, squishy putty.

How to make Putty - UK recipe

We had fun with this although were surprised how long it took to bind together. You can keep it in an air tight container for a few days and it actually gets better with age. Don’t keep it too long though or it will start to go off!

See what others have made inspired by the letter P:

Play dough pizza pretend play from Teach Me Mommy


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    Playdough Pizza Pretend Play - Teach Me Mommy
    August 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    […] more Letter P activities as these bloggers were playing too: Putty making By The Gingerbread House Playdough Letter Mazes Playdough Letter […]

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    the Curious Pixie
    August 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Omg! This looks so messy that my kids will be all over it. So doing this!

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