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Practical Skills for Pre-School

Activities to encourage exploration of different textures

Soap flake foam recipe

Ingredients:
Soap flakes
Hot water

Method:
Pour 1 – 2 cups of soap flakes into a bowl and add hot water until the soap flakes are completely covered and the water is just above their level in the bowl. Beat the mixture until the soap flakes dissolve and the mixture becomes soft and foamy. The finished product has the consistency of canned shaving foam, can be coloured with tempera paint powder, and keeps well.

Gloop recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups cornflour
1 cup cold water

Method:
Pour the cornflour into a bowl. Add the cold water slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour. The resulting solution is fascinating to play with. It can be scooped up with the fingers as a mouldable material, but flows like liquid back into the bowl. It will brush off clothing as a dry powder.