Our Week in Play: Peppermint Scented Glitter Playdough

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There’s a lot to be said about play dough. The benefits to a child’s fine motor skills, how it encourages their imagination and exploration and introduces them to different textures. We love play dough here and, yes, as a mother I love the positive outcomes which arise from a little mushing, squishing and molding. Also, I love the silence it produces. Yes, there’s a lot to be said for play dough, but I’m going to let my pictures do the talking for this week;

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Ingredients:
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1.5 cups of boiling water
1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or other scent)
food colouring
glitter
Method:
Mix all the salt, flour and cream of tartar in a bowl
Mix in the oil
Add in the boiling water, mixing as you go
Allow to stand and cool – only for a moment
Add in your scent and mix well
Divide and colour as many different colours as needed
Add glitter
Knead dough until it’s soft and smooth
Play!
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Tina Gray {dot} Me

2 Comments

  1. I like the idea of using pasta with the playdough! very clever!

  2. I loved your article.Really thank you! Fantastic.

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