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An Alphabet Craft for the Letter S – Squashy Putty

S is for Squashy Putty

Squashy Putty (a homemade version of Silly Putty) is a lot of fun to make and use while studying the letter S (or P). It is very inexpensive and the children (as well as adults) love it.

To make homemade squashy putty you need:

A medium size bowl

white glue

liquid starch (in the laundry detergent section in the grocery store)

plastic gloves

water for rinsing

food coloring (optional)

Pour ten tablespoons of white glue into a medium size bowl. Add five tablespoons liquid starch. Let it set for five minutes. Add food coloring if desired. Using gloves, mix well with hands until all liquid is absorbed. Rinse. Divide into five pieces and store in plastic baggies. Yield: 5 pieces of squashy putty.

Use the squashy putty to form a snake and shape into the letter s.

For more great craft ideas (and other stuff, too) for each letter of the alphabet, check out my ebook Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents available at http://smashwords.com/books/view/122048 or at http://amazon.com.

About Cindy A. Johnson

I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. I love to read, work in my flower and vegetable gardens, feed and watch the birds in the yard, sit on the front porch looking at the mountains and go camping. I also like to watch wildlife, including my cats and dog (ha!). I write online articles on a variety of subjects. Check out my book reviews at: http://readerjots.wordpress.com, wonderful nature stuff at http://mynaturenotes.wordpress.com and assorted articles on interesting stuff at http://Esmeowl12.hubpages.com. My first ebook was published in January 2012: "Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents." Check out the blog at https://alphabetletters.wordpress.com.

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