Little children are constantly in need of developmentfine motor skills. All because it is directly related to the development of children's speech, attention, memory, imagination and coordination of movements. Pediatricians recommend starting the development of fine motor skills as early as possible, making the child a hand massage. As a child grows up, you can offer a variety of developing mats, finger games, drawing with finger paints, lacing, sorters, making crafts from dough, plasticine, paper, etc. Molding with plasticine or dough develops not only fine motor skills, but also imagination, and creative ability. That is why modern manufacturers offer a very large selection of different masses for children's creativity. But all mothers know very well that such masses can be very expensive. Therefore, an excellent alternative can be a homemade dough for modeling, which is not inferior in quality to its industrial counterparts. In order to make a dough for modeling, we need to take: 1 cup of flour, 1 glass of water, 1/4 cup of salt, 2 teaspoons of citric acid powder, 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil, if desired, food colors. To prepare a mass for modeling, it is necessary to combine all the ingredients in a container with medium heat. The mass must be stirred all the time until all the dough is collected in one lump. Gently touch the dough, it should be dry and not sticky (carefully the mass is very hot). Put the dough on a sheet of parchment, wait for the complete cooling and you can start creativity. Such a dough can be stored for a very long time inrefrigerator in a closed container. To color the mass, add the required amount of dye and brew the dough in the mixing phase of the ingredients. On the brewing of one portion leave on average about seven minutes. From such a test, you can make as a variety of figures, and paintings on paper, because after complete drying it becomes quite hard.