Don’t you love when things are just simple? I have made some really fabulous play dough recipes on this blog, such as my silky and stretchy 2 ingredient play dough and one that is deliciously strawberry scented. With those aside, I thought I’d share with you the recipe I find myself using when I just want a quick lump of play dough for Possum (aged 2.5 years) to get her fingers stuck into. The original recipe can be found over at The Imagination Tree.
Play Dough Recipe
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp cream of tartar
- 1 .5 cup boiling water
- food colouring (optional)
- 3 drops of glycerine (optional)
Basically I add it all to a bowl and mix it all up. As you can see, this is a no-cook play dough recipe and I seem to have all the ingredients in our kitchen cupboard.
I love play dough for so many reasons. It throws open the doors to such great creativity and exploration. It can be coloured and scented to whatever takes your fancy and is open-ended so you know your child is going to be deeply occupied playing for a good length of time. Possum loves digging her fingers deep into the dough and pinching it to mould it however she desires. Of course, play dough is wonderful for developing fine motor skills.