Sunday, 26 January 2014

Play Dough - Recipes and Fun

I haven't blogged about 'things to do on a rainy day' for a long time.  I want to highlight this fantastic website:


It's an amazing website they name pretty much sums it up, it's about activities which help kids learn... but it is so much more than that, it's packed full of creative and fun ideas of things to do with your kids.

So I will continue to share ideas from the site as I find them, but for now I'm going to share my mum's recipe for play dough and then a recipe for play dough with a twist from the learning4kids website...


Easy recipe for making play doughPLAY DOUGH

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
food colouring
1 cup of hot water

Basically just mix it all up and then when it has become a thick dough, kneed it until it is a smooth dough perfect for little hands.

SUPER SOFT PLAY DOUGH

2 Cups Cornflour (corn starch)
1 Cup Hair Conditioner
Food Colouring
*Extra Cornflour to add if mixture is still a little sticky*
 
Place hair conditioner into a medium bowl and mix the food colouring through the conditioner. Add 1 cup of cornflour and stir.  Then add the last cup of cornflour to the mixture. Constantly stir the mixture until it begins to form a thick blob. Turn the play dough out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth ball with your hands.  Add more cornflour if the play dough is sticky.

When you have your perfect playdough you can add some plastic shape cutters, a rolling pin, dried pasta - all great accompaniments to the fun.  


You can also add glitter and scented oil to the playdough itself, cinnamon is great or maybe lavender...

Enjoy Together :)

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