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The BEST Homemade Play Dough

So easy (and enriching!) to make together! You can also customize this recipe with color and scents or use it as is! It is soft & squishy & works on a ton of skills as you play.


Sensory Play supports:


  • Language development & vocabulary

  • Cognitive growth

  • Fine motor skills (small muscle movements)

  • Gross motor skills (big movements)

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Communication

  • Exploration of textures

  • One's ability to make connections

  • The concept of cause & effect


Sensory Play Recipes are:

  • An excellent way to connect with your kids (and your own inner child!) as you spend time together making the recipes even before play begins!

  • Eco-friendly: you control the ingredients that go into it and use much less packaging. 

  • Budget-friendly: most recipes last up to 6 months if stored properly.




Materials:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 5-10 drops food coloring (optional)

  • 5-8 drops essential oil (optional)

How To:

  1. Pour all ingredients (except essential oil, if using) into a pan.

  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.

  3. When it forms a ball, remove from pan.

  4. After it cools, knead well (add essential oils now, if using).

  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months!



Tips:

  • Squirt your food coloring into your water & stir before pouring into the pan.

  • Mix slowly & consistently to incorporate all of the ingredients together.

  • You can also experiment with spices to add an extra layer of sensory goodness to your dough!











Sensory Play Recipes are:

  • An excellent way to connect with your kids (and your own inner child!) as you spend time together making the recipes even before play begins!

  • Eco-friendly: you control the ingredients that go into it and use much less packaging. 

  • Budget-friendly: most recipes last up to 6 months if stored properly.


Storage:

Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

It is normal to see salt crystalize on the dough. Knead it back in before use.

If you see mold, throw away immediately.


Why cream of tartar?

Cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer, prolonging the shelf life of the dough. It also softens your dough! If you don't have any, use lemon juice or white vinegar as a substitute!






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