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Play-Dough Science Experiments Kids Will Love

Play-dough is a toy that has been around for generations. It is not only fun to play with, but it is also a great educational tool. Play-dough can help kids develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity. But did you know that play-dough can also be used for science experiments? Here are some play-dough science experiments kids will love.


1. Squishy Circuits


Squishy circuits are a great way to introduce kids to the basics of electrical circuits. All you need is a set of LED lights, batteries, and some play-dough. Kids can create different shapes and connect them with play-dough to make a complete circuit.


2. Sink or Float


This classic science experiment can be done with play-dough. Kids can create different shapes and test whether they sink or float in water. This experiment is a great way to teach kids about density and buoyancy.


3. Magnetic Play-Dough


Kids can create their own magnetic play-dough using iron filings and regular play-dough. They can then experiment with different magnets and see how their creations react.


4. Color Mixing


Play-dough is a great way to teach kids about primary and secondary colors. Kids can mix different colors to create new ones and see how color mixing works.


Natura Play-dough art work - van gogh sunflowers
Natura Play-dough art work - van gogh sunflowers

5. Stepping Stones


Kids can use play-dough to create stepping stones and experiment with how different materials react to pressure. They can walk on the play-dough stepping stones and see which ones deform and which stay strong.


Play-dough science experiments are a great way to introduce kids to science concepts in a fun and engaging way. These experiments are easy to set up and can be done with materials that you probably already have on hand. Give them a try and see how much fun your kids will have!


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