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Crafts are an excellent way to explore your child’s imagination and spark creativity. Crafts not only are fun to make with your child, they also shape their growing minds. When children draw and use their hands to create crafts they become better thinkers and learners. The more we discover about how the brain works, the more we recognize how the imagination helps mold a child’s learning.

Homemade play-dough recipe

3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp. cream of tarter
3 tbsp. oil
3 cups water

Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a dough ball forms by pulling away from the sides. Knead dough until the texture matches play dough (1-2 minutes). Keep stored in a plastic container, the dough will keep for approximately 3 months.