Chinese Tea Sensory Dough

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Welcome to 12 Months of Sensory Dough hosted by Lemon Lime Adventures!

This month we are all about Natural Dough. And so I thought about making it with a twist – Chinese Tea Sensory Dough.

For the base I took a simple recipe of salt Dough but here is how I made some changes:

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First, I brewed some Chinese Tea.

Then, the girls mixed cooled off to warm tea and dissolve salt in it.

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Next, they added the flour and mixed their dough. It became VERY soft and smooth!

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So, I let them divide the dough into two parts:

Part one was mixed with dry tea leaves.

Part two was mixed with tea leaves that were drained off excess tea.

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Then, the girls insisted for both parts to be mixed and they made lots of figurines using the cookie cutters.

While the dough didn’t get any color, it actually looked whiter than a regular salt Dough.

Girls got to experience three textures from very smooth to very rough using dry and wet tea leaves.

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Paprika Natural Play Dough Recipe | Sugar Aunts
Mud Dough with Flowers | Powerful Mothering
Natural Calming Play Dough | Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Chinese Tea Play Dough | Creative World of Varya
Herbal Tea Dough | Peakle Pie

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Edible Yogurt Lassi Dough

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It is February and I am back to your with a Sensory dough post!

This month we are working with edible dough and I came up with a Yogurt Lassi Dough!

We had fun making it, drinking Lassi and exploring the texture of the dough. Due to its soft and consitency, with a texture brought by oatmeal, this dough is great for a real sensory experience!

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Ingredients:
1 cup of unscented yogurt (or a 200ml box)
1/2 cup of milk
For flavour (optional) 2 mangoes
2 cups of ground oatmeal (we used an instant ones)

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Start by making Yogurt Lassi: blend together yogurt, milk and, if using, mangoes. Have a taste!

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Pour your Lassi into a bowl. Slowly add ground oatmeal. Mix it. See if you need more or less.

Let the experience begin!

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Miss T enjoyed the sensory experience of the dough’s texture. She make a grimace or two but overall she actually giggled while scooping it with her hands.

We also used a spoon and a ladle to check how it can form.

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Finally, to avoid wasting all the precious ingredients, we decided to place the dough into the cupcake tray and bake if to see what happens.

The result? Yummy oatmeal Lassi crumble! Mini Man especially enjoyed eating it and kept asking for more!

Join us over at Lemon Lime Adventures for another year of Sensory Dough!

February brought us the following edible dough:

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Edible Ice Mud Dough

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Welcome to the new season of 12 Months of Sensory Dough!

I’ll be honest – last time I dropped the ball on it and didn’t finish it, for several different reasons. But this year I am determined with bring you lots more fun activities that include some unusual types of play dough!

This month we talk about Frozen Dough. And by that we don’t mean the animated movie Frozen inspired dough. Our dough is a dough that has been actually frozen.

We chose to make Edible Ice Mud Dough. Why? Well, for 2 reasons: Mud is fun. And I have a toddler who likes to Taste stuff. So edible it is!

I have looked up online about a dozen of various edible Mud recipes and came up with my own.

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You will need:

2 cups of flour
1 cup of cocoa powder
2/3 cup of vegetable oil

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Mix until it is one big messy lump of mud.
Put in the freezer overnight.
And… Explore it!

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First, we tested the texture: it was cold and hard. The oil didn’t allow it to turn into ice but made it of a chocolate bar consistency, which pretty much melted in our hands.

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Then, we used cookie cutters to cut out shapes. My 3+ year old kept saying she wanted to eat them! It was harder to cut the shapes as the dough was still very solid cold.

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Last, we used it to make “chocolate”. It was fun.

This dough can be kept in an airtight bag or container anywhere including your freezer for a long time!

imageJanuary | Frozen Dough

Melting Hearts Frozen Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures

Melting Fizz Chia Frozen Dough | Powerful Mothering

Frozen Arctic Slime | Study at Home Mama

Edible Ice Mud Dough | Creative World of Varya

Frozen Mousse Dough  | In The Playroom

Easy Frozen Sensory Dough Recipe | Natural Beach Living

Two Ingredient Frozen Dough Recipe| FSPDT

Frozen Pixy Stix Candy Play Dough | Sugar Aunts

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Twilight Sparkle Dough

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Welcome back to 12 Months of Sensory Dough! This month we are all about Sparkle Dough!

My girls are obsessed with My Little Pony show. We even had a theme birthday party for miss T last year

When I was thinking what kind of sparkle dough to make, the name of the character Twilight Sparkle kept popping in my head. So I decided making a Twilight Sparkle Dough would be a great invitation for my girls to play.

Ingredients:

Any kind of cloud dough
Ours was with 4 cuos of white flour
And almost 1 cup of sunflower oil
Purple and pink food dyes
Glitter
A basin
Spoons
Cutters
My Little Pony figurines
Duplo cupcake pieces

We first made the dough and I let the girls mix it first with spoons and then with hands. Twilight Sparkle is mainly purple with some pink highlights. So we mixed in glitter, then purple dye, then pink dye. The dough had bits of both colors.

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I let the girls play with it and the ponies. But the forgot all about those and just explored the soft yet grainy texture of the dough and looked at the glitter shining in the light.

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Cloud dough is quite messy so we took the play to the balcony and finally they had it all over them, so baths were in order!

They had tons of fun!

Please join check out other blogs that participated in this month!

Calming Glitter Slime | Lemon Lime Adventures
Constellation Dough | It’s A Long Story
Sparkly Mermaid Slime | Study at Home Mama
Twilight Sparkle Playdough | Squiggles and Bubbles
Music Inspired Moon Sparkle Dough| Witty Hoots
Rocks and Pebbles Outdoor Sparkle Dough| Peakle Pie
Sparkly Shamrock Dough | Preschool Powol Packets
Sparkle Salt Dough | Preschool Inspirations
Taste Safe Strawberry Lemonade Sparkle Dough | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Twilight Sparkle Dough | Creative World of Varya
Midnight Sparkle Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Star Wars Dough | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Glitter Oobleck | Still Playing School
Sparkle Dough | the Pleasantest Thing
Metallic Sparkle Crayon Play Dough | Sugar Aunts
Sparkling Ocean Play Dough | Stir the Wonder
Shimmery Dough | In The Playroom
Sparkle Dough Eruptions | Little Bins for Little Hands
DIY Taste Safe Glitter and Rainbow Playdough | Powerful Mothering
Stress Busting Sparkle Dough | Raising Lifelong Learners

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Baby Cereal Snow Dough {12 Months of Sensory Dough}

CYMERA_20150112_200846Last year I watched fellow KBN bloggers post recipes of various play dough. This year I am happy to join in the fun!

We start off with Snow Dough to celebrate Winter!

Snow dough is basically any kind of dough that resembles snow. Here in the South of China we don’t have snow at all so my children never experienced it.

I looked through many recipes online and suddenly it dawned me: I recently bought baby rice cereal for our 6 months old and realized it had milk and sugar in it. So the open pack has been sitting on the shelf for a month as I feltit was too early to introduce such cereal to mini man.
The consistency of baby cereal is quite similar to snow, just much dryer.
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So, the ingredients of our Baby Cereal Snow Dough are simple:
– Baby Rice cereal (I used 250 -300 gr pack)
– Enough oil to make the cereal moist (1 used almost full paper cup of sunflower oil ).

Miss A had great time playing with it – she used some of her play dough cutters and play cutlery. I must note that it was quite a messy play, so since it was raining and we couldn’t use balcony, we played in the bathroom.


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Mini Man loved watching his sister play and kept trying to reach for the bowl! Since this snow dough is completely baby and toddler safe and if the child ingests it, it is quite safe. The texture is a bit rough and it can turn into an oily mess, but nevertheless it is a fun activity! You can store the dough in a ziplock bag or in airtight container for some days or even weeks. 

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Check more Snow Dough Recipes below:
Experimenting with Snow Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
How to Make Snow Dough (Taste Safe) | Powerful Mothering
Book-Inspired Snow Dough Sensory Play | Stir the Wonder
Snow Dough Science | Raising Lifelong Learners
A Snowy Day Snow Dough Play | Natural Beach Living
Frozen Snow Dough | Sugar Aunts
Edible Snow Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Vitamin E Snow Dough Recipe | FSPDT
Rubbery Marshmallow Play Dough | Therapy Fun Zone
Snow Dough & Outdoor Play | Peakle Pie
Music Inspired Snow Dough | Witty Hoots
Glittery Snow Dough | In The Playroom
Arctic Small World Snow Dough | Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Snow Dough Frozen Inspired Small World | Preschool Inspirations
Sparkly Taste Safe Snow Dough for Toddler & Preschool Sensory Play | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Fizzy, Frozen Snow Dough | It’s A Long Story
Frozen Inspired Snow Dough | The Pleasantest Thing
Snow Fairy Small World with Snow Sensory Dough | Still Playing School
| The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Baby Cereal Snow Dough | Creative World of Varya
Arctic play snow dough & fizzing science | Glittering Muffins
Snow Dough Slime Recipe | Little Bins for Little Hands
Please join use in 2015 for 12 Months of Sensory Dough Play! 
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