We love playing with play dough, there is so much you can do with it and it is great for fine motor skills as well.
We made our 1st batch of scented homemade Kool-aid play dough in February and my son loved it. So I couldn't wait for Christmas time to come this year cause I had so many different scents I wanted to try for fun play.
Where to get the oils:
Here is where we ordered our Wintergreen oil for the green play dough.
I got the Peppermint extract from Wal-Mart in the spice section
Warm sugar cookie and Cinnamon Nutmeg came from Wal-Mart as well from the candle section.
(If you have a little one that puts things in their mouth would not use the oils, just stick with the Peppermint extract.)
Also, remember you can use these oils for many other things like we have added them to our paint(post coming soon), Scented glitter, cloud dough play, bath paints, and so much more.
Materials:All-purpose flour....1 and 1/4 cup
Scented oils or extract you would like to add
Boiling water....1 cup
cream of tarter...1 tbsp
Oil...1 and 1/2 tbsp
wax or parchment paper
large ziploc baggie....to seal play dough in
How to make:
Put all dry items in the bowl, then add water and oil in, stir with a fork 3 to 4 min or until cool, then mix with hands until blended
Place on wax or parchment paper, knead until no longer sticky, add flour as needed....we had to add flour.
Store in Ziploc or airtight container in refrigerator.
If you don't want to make homemade play dough, you can also buy the store bought and add the oils to that as well.
Making the play dough is fun and easy, your preschooler can make it, fun cooking/bonding time in the kitchen.
Below is a couple picture on some of the fun we had playing with it.
|Baked the cookies now "J" is coming to serve (Loves imaginary play)|