Squishy Circuits lets you get creative as you learn about circuits!
Squishy Circuits lets you get creative as you learn about circuits!
Squishy Circuits lets you get creative as you learn about circuits! A fun introduction to simple circuits with Squishy Circuits! A parallel circuit built with conductive Squishy Circuits dough

Squishy Circuits Kit

Price: $24.95
Mix up special sculpting dough and make fun creations with light-up LED accents! Three playful projects provide easy to follow instructions to learn about simple, series, and parallel circuits.
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"It was an awesome project. Not overly complicated and he had a blast making the dough with his grandpa and mom. It was such a unique project. Thanks for coming through Science Buddies. We are already looking for what to do for next year's project."
- Parent

Combine the fun of play dough with the amazement of light, sound, and motion with this introductory circuits kit.

The kit, which includes LEDs (lights), buzzers, a motor, and the recipes to make both conductive and insulating play dough from common kitchen ingredients, is simple to use and good for both science projects and playtime. A trio of engaging Project Ideas, starting with Electric Play Dough Project 1: Make Your Play Dough Light Up, Buzz, and Move! provide all the background information you need to understand circuits.

All you need to do is mix up some play dough, install batteries, and you are ready to start exploring. The metal wires (leads) of the components in the kit are reinforced making them easier to insert into the play dough and sturdy enough for even young children to use. The jumbo sized LEDs are bright and come in a variety of fun colors making for lots of artistic choice. What will you create with this kit?

Each kit contains:

1 Conductive play dough recipe
1 Insulating play dough recipe
1 DC hobby motor
1 Piezoelectric buzzer
1 Mechanical buzzer
1 4 AA Battery Pack
25 Jumbo LEDs (5 each in red, green, white, yellow, and blue)

Printed instructions are not included in the science kit. Project directions are available online.

You will also need from home:
- AA batteries (4)
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Spoon or spatula
- Pot and stovetop
- Ingredients to make conductive and insulating play dough:
    - Tap water
    - Distilled water
    - Vegetable oil
    - Cream of tartar
    - Flour
    - Salt
    - Sugar
    - Food coloring
- Airtight food storage bags or containers

Instructions for all projects using the Squishy Circuits kit can be found at: Squishy Circuits Projects

For troubleshooting tips please see: Frequently Asked Questions

Teacher Curriculum

Please see links below for instructions for a 20-30 minute classroom activity:
Squishy Circuits Educator / Facilitator Guide
Squishy Circuits Student Guide
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by Gina
on 12/1/2015
Fun across ages
Amazingly this kept four kids (2, 6, 6 and 10 years old)entertained during a play date! And thanks to your support materials the 10 year old could go off and build some cool circuits by herself while I helped the younger kids. We've already ordered a second kit to keep them from fighting over parts!
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