What an incredibly easy and fast project!
Oh my goodness, ya'll.
I love stuff like this because it takes very little prep time and creates a TON of play time.
K-Cup has played for over 4 hours (over the course of the week) with the two batches I made!
These recipes call for essential oils to get the aromatherapy benefits...so please do your research when choosing yummy smells! Some oils are NOT kiddo safe-
Hello peppermint and eucalyptus!
One of my favorite lovelies, Christina, posts all sorts of amazing EO safety (and FUN) information over on Plant Therapy's blog, so if you are interested check her out HERE!
The basic play dough recipe is :
2 cups Flour -
I used my organic unbleached
2 tbl spoons Cream of Tarter
1/2 cup Salt
2 tbl spoons oil -
I used olive, but vegetable/grapeseed/sunflower/whatever will work
1.5 cups boiling water
1. Mix together the dry ingredients (including any spice/powder you are using for color)
2. Add the oil (and tablespoon or 2 of juice if you are using for color)
3. Slowly mix in the boiling water till it's cool enough to knead with you hands.
4. Knead with you hands :)
5. Add essential oils
6. Knead some more
7. Store in an airtight container (8 oz mason jars are the perfect size for this recipe!)
Now to add color and aromatherapy benefits, theres some wiggle/play room.
For our yellow play dough -
I used an organic chamomile and lavender tea bag in my boiling water, a tablespoon of turmeric spice and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
For our pink play dough -
I used beet juice and a zen essential oil blend
and I love the calming aromatherapy blends because when it's time for play dough at our house...that generally means it's quiet time!
There are also lots of essential oils and blends that promote clarity & attention, kill germs, boost immunity...
the list goes on and on- if you aren't already into essential oils, a little research will get you there!
Hope you all have some fun - and get the littles involved with the making!
Happy Saturday :)
Mrs. Momma Lawler