Playdough

This week, Science Club have found how to turn flour into playdough.  To do this, we needed to make the starch granules in the flour expand and fall apart by heating them with boiling water. We mixed flour, salt, oil and a few other ingredients with the boiling water and watched the mixture thicken and turn into a stretchy dough.

We made our playdough more interesting by adding food colouring, and peppermint flavouring (although it definitely isn’t something you can eat, there is way too much salt in the recipe!).

Once the hot playdough had cooled down, we got creative with the playdough tools …

Now what shall we make with the playdough?