Play dough fun!

The Oakwood House toddlers have had lots of fun making play dough.

The children started to manipulate it with tools, and made lots of different patterns with the wooden mallets. They also used the tools to cut out play dough into smaller shapes and made some food objects like rolling it in to a ball to make some peas.

The no-cook play dough recipe can keep for months in the fridge if wrapped up in clingfilm or plastic container:

  • 2 cups of plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1 ½ cups of just-boiled water

Why not try:

Divide this base mixture into three parts, and mixed in yellow, orange and green food colouring to each one to create three different coloured playdoughs. Mix in nutmeg to the yellow, cinnamon to the orange, and ginger to the green. Adding both colour and fragrances to the playdough makes it a brilliant resource for sensory play; appealing to the senses of sight, smell and touch.

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