Gone are the days of getting the kids to play with boring paste scented playdough. YUCK. Let me share with you how to make passionfruit scented playdough that your children will struggle to keep their hands off. It is infused with passionfruit and completely irresistible. You’re children will ask for it over and over again.
Okay, so I think I’m slightly becoming obsessed with scented playdough. I just love it so much and my children can never get enough of it either.
I’ve already shared with you peach scented, lemon scented, strawberry scented and lets not forget about the mint scented playdough that you all loved so much. It’s just so easy to make this passionfruit playdough. It smells amazing and hundred times better than anything you could buy. So get to it, try my new passionfruit playdough as it smells so sweet and lots of fun to play with.
Recommended age: 3 years+
(Active and strict supervision is required – not edible)
Benefits of playdough
Plonk some playdough on a table and children seem to come running. It’s so much fun and there are also many benefits to getting your children to play with it. Here are just a few –
- Open ended and comes without rules
- Sensory development (especially when it’s passionfruit scented)
- Fine motor skills are strengthened through playing with playdough
- Creativity and imagination
- Enhance social interactions as children play with it together
- Cooking skills achieved when involved in the making process
- and more!
How to make passionfruit scented playdough
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- 4 tbsp cream of tartar
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 or 3 passionfruit infused teabags
- 6 drops of yellow food colouring
- Begin by mixing all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
- Infuse passionfruit tea bags in boiling water and set aside for 1 minute
- Combine all wet ingredients with dry ingredients and knead dough well
- Not edible
- Supervision required at all times
Getting it just right
Ingredients all over the world can respond very differently and so if you are finding your playdough too wet then you might like to add a tablespoon more of flour and knead that in very well. Similarly, if it’s too dry then you might add a tablespoon on water and, again, knead that in very well.
The delicious passionfruit scent fills the air when your children play with this playdough. Although it is not edible, the soft texture of the playdough and the fragrance that fills the air as the children play is irresistible.
Both my children, Possum (aged 4.5 years) and Boo (aged 19 months) absolutely LOVE playing with playdough, especially when it’s scented like this sweet smelling passionfruit playdough. You might like to add a few tools for them to use as they are playing, however, don’t be afraid to just allow them to be creative with the playdough alone.
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Using teabags for the scent is so clever! I bet it smelt so good!
So gorgeous Kelly. I think passionfruit is such a yummy smell.
Oh yum! Passionfruit is my favourite!!
It’s one of mine too Danya.
Passionfruit – yum!! I can smell it already! Everything is so much better when it smells good, especially getting rid of that strange playdough smell!
Alisom, I’m so glad you get me. That playdough smell I think is so yuck and it’s lovely to be able to replace it with something as nice as the smell of passionfruit. Thank you so kindly for your comment today. 🙂