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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Scented play dough recipe

I make play dough for my daughter and this is my recipe. 1 cup flour; 1/2 cup salt; 1 cup water ( may be tinted with food colouring); 1 Tablespoon sunflower oil; 2 teaspoons cream of tarter; 3-5 drops essential oil ( I use lavender for it's calming properties) Mix together the flour, salt, water, oil and cream of tarter in a medium saucepan. With a spoon stir the mixture over medium heat until it thickens. Drop in scented oil and knead with a touch of flour for about 2-3 minutes. I store it in former commercial play dough canisters and it lasts forever if put away promptly after play. All of the ingredients are in my kitchen and that makes it for me the frugal choice. This recipe I gleaned from a book titled, "Natural Beauty at Home," by Janice Cox.

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  1. How fun! We used to do this when I taught preschool and kindergarten. Then I did it with my own kids. I miss that fun and the feeling of it in between my fingers! ;-)

  2. It really is a great activity for little ones. It's good for mommies too ...lavender is also for them. Thanks for your visit.

  3. How fun! I can see making different colors of it for them to make rainbow colored shapes! I made this too for our kids, and yours sounds like a great recipe! Hope you are doing well Ronda!

    1. When my daughter was very young I just gave her one colour but now that she is older she enjoys playing with lots of different colours. Thanks for your visit.