So, I’ve never made playdough before. I’m basically a stay at home mom of two girls who love any sort of sensory play more than anything else. How can I not have made playdough? Well, I haven’t, okay? UNTIL TODAY! Megan and I had plans to do a different crafty project with the kids, but it didn’t work out. Luckily, Megan had everything on hand to make playdough, so we did.
Here’s a recipe I found a few places online. One thing I love about this one is that it doesn’t need to cook or use hot water, so the kids can actually help mix it all up. Also, like I said, Megan had all these things in her kitchen already.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup cold water – bonus if you use hose water like we did
- 1 Tbs oil (we used fractionated coconut oil)
- A few drops of essential oils (we used Peace and Calming, and Peace and Calming II)
Directions are pretty easy.
Mix flour and salt.
Add water and oil.
Knead well. Add more flour or water if needed.
Mix and knead until it comes together and is smooth, like playdough.
Add some Essential Oils. We picked Peace and Calming II for half the batch, hoping it would turn everything orange, and Peace and Calming, hoping it would turn bluish/green.
As you can see, the colors in the oils didn’t really color the playdough, but the smell certainly came through! These two three-year-olds played nicely with this playdough for close to an hour.
I think I’ll do this again. It was easy, quick, and the kids really had fun playing with it.
post a vlog posted a vlog of the kids playing with the playdough if you want to see more about this whole thing! Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo of Megan making the vlog.