Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. There’s no need for breadboards or soldering – just add batteries and our pre-made doughs (or make your own dough with the provided recipes). Let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs, make noises with buzzers, and spin with the motor. The concept was developed at the University of St Thomas. Various Kits can be purchased by Squishy Circuits.
Electric Dough Kits Kits are also available from: Science Buddies
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.
Squishy Circuits from University of St Thomas (where it started)
Squishy Circuit Site
Squishy Circuit Quick Start Guide
Squishy Circuit Recipe
Squishy Circuit Projects
Squishy Circuits Store
Free Lesson from Science Buddies
Electric Play Dough Project 1
Make Your Play Dough Light Up
Buzz, and Move!