There’s not much need for a post as the No Cook Orange Play Dough infographic is pretty self-explanatory. But I guess I’d better write something!
I absolutely LOVE play dough. There’s just something satisfying about all that squishing, molding and pounding. No wonder it’s such a great tool for kids whether for fun or learning (should these words be separated? – I think not). I believe I’ll invent a new word that makes fun and learning inseparable. Ready for it?
Hmmm… I think I like it! Flearning to count, flearning to read, flearning to sing and dance. For an excellent alphabet and play dough learning station check out this DIY alphabet tools post.
Perhaps flearning will be the basis of my next blog post!
Step 1: Mix These
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp cream of tartar
Step 2: Mix These
1 cup hot water
1/2 tsp orange essential oil
We used yellow and red to create orange. It looks alarmingly red in the water but it turned out the lovely orange you can see.
Make a flour well (kids love to do this) and pour in the liquids (adults do this). Stir and then knead it. Before giving it to the kids make sure there are no hot spots in the play dough.
Woo hoo… we’re ready to go!
To start with you might like to download these super cute (and free) transport mats for play dough and driving.
If, after kneading it, the play dough seems too wet add a little more flour. If it seems too dry add a little more oil!
Grab a copy of this No Cook Orange Play Dough recipe so you can print it out and use it with your kids!
Remember when you and your kids are done flearning… that is, having fun and learning at the same time… wrap the dough in cling wrap so it stays moist for next time.