Wondering what to do with your child at home, how to creatively occupy their time? Bet on playing with dougholine. Instead of buying ready-made in the store, try to make it yourself, and then let your imagination run wild. See below how to make it.
Advantages of manual play with a child
Play is an integral part of human life, especially of a child. It spends most of its time on playing. Through creative play, a child learns new things and gains new skills. In addition to manipulative, rhythmic-motor or didactic exercises, you can choose manual activities. Artwork is great for stimulating children’s creativity and artistic sensitivity. With such tasks your child will focus and calm down. In addition, it will strengthen the muscles and develop your child’s dexterity. You can organize the entertainment, which will get a little messy but will bring a lot of fun, yourself. Read below how to do it.
How to make the cheapest homemade dougholine?
Prepare: 1 cup of whole wheat flour, half a cup of salt, 1 cup of warm water, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 teaspoon of citric acid and various colors of food coloring.
Heat all ingredients in a pot over low heat. Keep stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon, it will get thicker and thicker. Cook it until it is no longer sticky and starts to come away from your fingers. Take the warm mixture out onto a cutting board and knead it in your hands. Divide into several parts and add different colors of food coloring
What dyes to choose for homemade dougholine?
One option is organic, natural dyes. For example, beet juice, raspberry juice, spinach juice or turmeric. Another option is purchased dyes. These are divided into powdered and gel dyes. The first of them first dissolve in a bit of water, and only then combine with a given batch of dough. In the case of the latter, just squeeze the colored gel onto the cake and rub it into the mixture. The colorant residue on your hands may not wash off quickly, so we recommend wearing disposable gloves.
When you have finished playing with the dough, it is best to store it in a sealed bag or container. This will keep it soft and malleable for a long time
If you want the Dough Moulds to smell nice, you can add a few drops of essential oil to them, for example strawberry or almond oil.
How to make dough without cooking?
2 cups of wheat flour, 1 cup of salt, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1 cup of hot water.
Combine and mix all the ingredients. Keep mixing until the hot water soaks in thoroughly and a sticky mass is formed. Then, let the homemade dough cool down a bit and knead it for a few minutes.
Homemade dough is not suitable for storage. You have to make it from scratch before each playtime.
How to make pastry without salt?
5 tablespoons of potato flour, 2 tablespoons of washing or dishwashing liquid, liquid glue.
Mix the potato flour with the washing up liquid. Add 8-10 drops of glue. Stir thoroughly again.
You can store the mixture in a sealed box or bag. However, making this dougholine is probably the easiest feat. We advise you to make fresh mass before each game. This will make it more malleable.
The color of the dougholine will be that of the washing or dishwashing liquid used. If you want several colors, use different chemicals
Which method do you like best?
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