Mad Scientist Play Dough Mat Printables

Today’s post is a bit of a silly one.  It’s Mad Scientist Play Dough with free printable mats.  Because not all science should be super serious :)  This post contains affiliate links.

Have some silly science fun with these Mad Scientist Play Dough Mat printables made extra fun with glow in the dark play dough.

Mad Scientist Play Dough Mats

Kids can play and learn with these Mad Scientist Play Dough Mats and a batch of glow in the dark play dough. There’s one of the scientist who is super fun to use with a garlic press for crazy Albert Einstein hair.  Then there’s a flask full of bubbling brew.  And finally, a few molecules for some learning while they play play dough.  To get the printable, simply click here and then print.  I finished the mats off sending them through my laminator {affiliate} in some 5 mil pouches {affiliate}.

Mad Scientist Printables Left Brain Craft Brain

Glow in the Dark Molecules Left Brain Craft Brain

Mad Scientist Glow in the Dark Left Brain Craft Brain

Flask Play Dough Left Brain Craft Brain

Glow in the Dark Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 1 T. cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 T. vegetable oil
  • 2 oz. Glow in the dark paint {affiliate}
  • Food coloring (optional)
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large pot and stir until well mixed.
  2. Stir in water and oil until combined.  Add if desired and mix until uniform in color.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until dough is thick.
  4. Remove play dough from the pot and place on a plate or cookie sheet to cool.  Cover with a paper towel or dish cloth so it won’t dry out.
  5. Once dough is cool enough to handle, knead dough until smooth.  Add glow in the dark paint and knead until well mixed.  Rubber gloves make this less messy :)
  6. Once dough reaches room temperature, store in an air tight container or zipper bag.

Preschool Science

Want to do some real science now that the kiddos have played mad scientist?  Here are a few ideas shared in the Love to Learn Linky over the last couple of weeks.

Preschool Flower Exploration || Cutting Tiny Bites

Pinwheel Weathervane || Powerful Mothering

Plastic Egg Magnet Science || Modern Preschool

Mood Easter Eggs || Eager Ed

Middle School Extreme Wind Science || Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Disappearing Rainbow Colors || Learning 2 Walk

Growing Crystals in Eggshells || Planet Smarty

Love to Learn Linky

Now it’s time for some more links! I hope you’ll join me and a few of my friends for a fun and educational linky party. Bloggers, share your posts every Thursday and watch as we round them up and share them all over the place. Almost anything goes, we’re just hoping your activities teach kids (or us!) something (science, art, cooking, behavior, crafting, parenting etc…). The Love to Learn Linky is hosted by:

Love to Learn Linky Features

And here are a few play dough ideas and this week’s features from my Love to Learn Linky co-hosts!

Spring Play Dough Ideas7 Unique Easter Sensory Activities || One Time Through

Solar System Play Dough & All Things Easter Eggs || A Little Pinch of Perfect

Easter Play Dough Mats & Easter Word Tracing Printables || Totschooling

And now it’s time for the links!

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