Friday, 15 May 2015

Playdough is Amazing!

Most kids love playing with play dough. The possibilities are endless: you can make it, cook it, cut it, use it for pretend play, decorate it, create almost anything. You just need a little bit of creativity and some basic ingredients.

Below is one recipe that I’ve used a couple of times with the kids. It doesn’t need cooking or cream of tartar. The food colouring and scented oil are also optional. You can make it with your kids at home! It’s not the best recipe, but it is the easiest and I couldn’t find cream of tartar anywhere in Helsinki (please write me a message if you know where to find it :D).

So…here are the ingredients that I use:
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • food coloring (liquid, powder)
  • scented oils
We have printed and laminated some play dough mats, in order to practice numbers, letters, or just to have fun! You can find some great mats on people play dough mats, gardening play dough mats, food play dough mats.

I have been working on my own play dough mats, which you’ll be able to download from my shop on Teachers pay Teachers soon.

Here are some of the playdough mats that I've created:

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