Playdough is one of the best activities for kids in my opinion. I don't think I've come across a child who really doesn't like it. It's so versatile and you can do so much with it including using it to learn numbers, emotions, letters and so much more. Playdough is fun for all ages and so easy to make at home.
Working in childcare I've come across a few different ways to make it and thought I would share my favourite way with you. It's so simple and requires no cooking like some recipes do.
2 cups plain flour
2 tablespoons baby oil
1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 - 1.5 cups of boiling water, added gradually until right consistency
Food colouring to make it bright and fun!
For extra excitement you could add glitter, sequins, scents and, even, different leaves and flowers.
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil together in a bowl.
Stir the food colouring with the water and add to mixture gradually. I didn't put enough colour in my water so just added a bit extra once all the ingredients were mixed together.
Mix together until combined into a sticky dough.
Remove from bowl and knead until soft consistency, adding more flour if needed.
Then play and have fun! It's that simple!
Play dough is definitely one of my kids favourite things to do. They just love all the different things they can do with it. I'm going to start using it with Dominic to help with his maths and literacy skills. I may do a post on this in the future. Lily loves making various things with it and will sit for ages playing. It definitely keeps them quiet. I can't wait for Aria to be able to join in with them too!