Silly Putty, Play-Doh, modeling clay--each one is a bit different from the other and kids seem to love them all. Playing with them is a tactile experience that allows kids' creativity to run wild. Here is a project that offers all of the above benefits with the added bonus of having the kids create it themselves.
Shatzi from Love and Laundry came up with this simple recipe for what she calls 'Silly Sludge,' made from just a few common basic ingredients. It is stretchy without being slimy and doesn't stick to rugs or upholstery if it is dropped. Plus it does the classic newsprint transfer trick which never seems to get old.
You can customize the colors with food coloring, and a batch will last for months when stored in an airtight container. All in all, this may make you see sludge in a whole new light.
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