How to make play dough recipe: 2 c. corn starch, 1 c. salt, 1 1/2 c. boiling water, 2 tbs. cream of tartar, 2 tbs oil (vegetable oil to keep it edible or baby oil to make it fun and a pleasant scent) Mix all ingredients together, then add a couple drops of your favorite food coloring. You can also separate into individual baggies, add a different drop of food color to each bag, and knead to mix. Let the kids do this for extra sensory play! You can make it without cream of tar tar too; the oil will fill the void it just might not stay fresh as long :)
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My kids’ go-to sensory activity is definitely play dough. The ways you can play with it are endless. And adding unusual objects and art supplies to it make it even more fun. Here are some of our favorites:
- Stencils – Use them to place on the play dough and trace around, press into the play dough to make impressions, and for imaginative play, too.
- Recycled Bottles – Next time you drink something out of a plastic bottle, check out the bottom. It will probably make a really cool flower-like impression in play dough. (from B-Inspired Mama)
- Cardboard Boxes – Play dough details can turn boxes into buildings and even an entire city. (from Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds)
- Muffin Cups – Silicone muffin cups are perfect for making pretend cupcakes and muffins for an impromptu Birthday party or picnic. (from B-Inspired Mama)
- Fake Flowers – Plant them in play dough to make a beautiful flower garden for imaginative gardening fun. (from The Imagination Tree)
- Animals – Green play dough makes the perfect jungle for little animal friends. (from Picklebums)
- Googly Eyes – Bright your play dough to life and make silly monsters with lots of googly eyes. (from Pink and Green Mama)
- Candy Molds – Use chocolate play dough to make pretend candies and fun shapes with candy molds. (from Learning 4 Kids)
- Laminated Play Dough Mats – Laminate images and learning worksheets for kids to add play dough details, letters, and snakes to. (from Planet of the Apels)
- Alphabet Cookie Cutters – Make play dough fun a learning opportunity by adding letter cookie cutters. (from No Time for Flash Cards)
- Glitter – Add lots of glitter to turn play dough into a glistening glob for galaxy fun. (from Poppytalk)
- Trucks & Cars – Play dough makes fun hills for driving over and tires on toy vehicles make awesome impressions. (from B-Inspired Mama)