I love making play dough! Its one of the most easiest things to make and I’m pretty sure most children love playing with it! I made some at Halloween and I try to make it for every occasion! This particular play dough recipe features bright colours and different fresh herbs. Perfect for natural based play.
To make you Play Dough You Will Need:
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 and half cups of just-boiled water
Herbs and colours of your choice
I chopped up all the herbs we had collected from the garden and put them in little pots for later on. Then In a large mixing bowl, I mixed together all of the dry ingredients with the oil.
Next, I separated the dough into containers. I then added in the gel colouring into each one. I did this part as I didn’t want Molly’s hands to get stained. We spoke about each colour and she would choose which one we did next.
When it was time to add in the herbs, I let Molly do it. I told her what herb it was, got her to sniff it and have a little taste before sprinkling it into the dough. We then kneaded the dough to make sure the herbs were fully incorporated.
Now its time to play! I set up the play dough on a serving tray that I had from Molly’s 1st birthday. By recycling it, I now use it for crafts. I had a tub of cutters and her safety knife, as well as a tub full of natural elements and her rolling pin. Safe to say she had a blast!
Have you ever had a go at making play dough?
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