Playdough you either love it or hate it! Playdough can be very messy and get on everything this makes many parents just want to put it on a shelf and forget about it! (I am right there with you!) But here are some very important reasons playdough should not be forgotten about:

It can help your child with fine motor skills– hand strength, dexterity and control of everyday items

It sparks creativity– playdough can be anything!

It can help with language. Play with your child ask them questions about what they are making

Play dough is great for sensory play. Smash, pull. squeeze, cut, push items into it & adding different essential oils into it can all change the way your senses perceive the dough

So you see playdough can be very important in the early years where it is definitely messy but fun AND educational! So sit down and have some amazing bonding time with your children and see what you can create! Below is a simple recipe for playdough that you can change to suit your needs & if you sign up for our newsletter there is an edible recipe that is great for the smallest of children and extremely fun for older children. 

I would love to hear about what you love about playdough & if you send me some photos maybe they will be featured in the post!

Playdough!

You will need:
  • 2 cups plain all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil (any but coconut or vegetable oil work great)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Up to 1.5 cups hot-boiling water
  • food coloring and essential oils optional
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  1. Add all dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) plus your oils (coconut and essential oil) into a mixing bowl & mix well.
  2. Mix all liquid ingredients in a separate dish (coloring and hot water)
  3. Slowly add water in small increments mixing well in between. It will become a sticky dough
  4. Cool to touch- knead it vigorously until it is no longer sticky if needed add a sprinkle more of flour
  5. Store in an airtight container (or baggie) for up to 6 months
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