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My girls have been having the best week attending Camp Galileo! Their camp experience has been focused on Amusement Parks, and each day they have been engaging in fun art, science and outdoor activities while learning all about circuses, rides and carnivals. You may remember that in preparation for this week of camp we made some Amusement Park funnel cake. Today I will share our take on a fun project the girls have done at camp this week – Model Magic Lollipops.
The girls arriving for a fun filled day of Galileo Amusement Park camp. The little one in the middle is a future camper!
As part of their art rotation, the kids made Model Magic Lollipops. Since they won’t be bringing home their projects until the end of the week, I haven’t seen them yet, but I loved the idea, so we set out to make our own. I didn’t have any Model Magic on hand so I did some research to find out if we could make our own. I found a recipe for it on The Artful Parent and luckily, we already had all the supplies we needed.
You will need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups of cold water
- Large lollipop or cookie pop sticks
An adult will need to do the cooking of the dough. Combine baking soda, cornstarch and water in a pot and whisk until it is smooth and no longer lumpy. Then, cook under medium heat while whisking until the mixture thickens and a dough forms and there is no more liquid left in the mixture.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cover with a wet towel until cool.
When the mixture is cool, start to knead it . You may need a little more cornstarch if the mixture is still sticky. We have never played with Model Magic so I have no idea how the two compare. I can tell you that this dough has a consistency that is somewhat similar to play dough.
Roll out a section of dough to resemble a snake.
Roll it up so it looks like a cinnamon roll. Make sure it is rolled up tightly and that there are no gaps in the roll.
You can color this dough with markers. Just don’t press too hard.
We used many colors to decorate our lollipops.
You can decorate both sides if you wish. When you are done decorating, insert a long lollipop or cookie pop stick into the dough.
Allow the lollipop to harden overnight. You may notice that the side that has not been exposed to air has not hardened. If this is the case, simply turn the lollipop over and allow that side to dry as well.
These lollipops are a great addition to a dramatic play area!
Please make sure to supervise your child and hold off on this activity if your child still puts things in their mouth.
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