Play Dough + Dental Floss = an Earth Exploration (Two Ingredient Tuesday)

Play Dough + Dental Floss = an Earth Exploration (Two Ingredient Tuesday)

Play dough is a staple of kids entertainment and exploration, now add an element! Dental floss provides a safe way to cleanly cut play dough and create awesome projects - like a model of the Earth's layers.

Ages:
3 - 7
Est. Time:
<45 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. play-dough clay
  2. floss
  1. Create a play dough sculpture using layers of play dough. Start with red = the inner core, then orange = the outer core, yellow = the mantle, brown = the crust, and blue and green = ocean and land.



  2. Use the dental floss to cut the play dough! To make it educational, reveal the inner layers and explain what each layer represents.