I have dedicated a post to home made play dough before. Today I would like to share another recipe for a quick play dough that doesn’t require cooking process and can be easily made with your child from as early as 16 months and on.
You will need:
1 cup of flour (corn flour or wheat flour is fine)
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 of water mixed with 1 teaspoons of vegetable oil
food coloring of your choice
Mix flour and salt together. Slowly add water and combine and knead well until you get dough. Adjust the amount of flour – sometime you might require just a bit more than 1 cup. Divide the flour into parts and add few drops of food coloring to the parts. Knead well to even the color. Your play dough is ready!!!
You can make many things with this dough. It can be kept in the fridge in an air-tight container for a few weeks.
We made a cute paper plate art today using this freshly made dough and various beans. Some made different figurines.
You can add texture to your play dough for sensory development (coffee grains, sand, glitter etc) and smells (vanilla, strawberry etc). You can also bake your figurines and they will be preserved for much longer. This play dough is edible (your child won’t get food poisoning if it ends up in his/her mouth) and environmentally safe. It is very easy to wash off the surface and clothes.
Enjoy, have fun with your kids! Thank you for reading my blog!