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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lavender Sensory Playdough


*The color got a lot darker after sitting for a bit…after I took this picture!
2 3/4c flour
1c salt
4t cream of tarter
6T oil
2c water
purple or red and blue food coloring (if desired)
several drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan on Medium Heat, and keep stirring until it forms a smooth ball of dough that is not too sticky/goopy.  Remove from heat, and mix in food coloring and EO.
This makes for a great sensorial experience as well as fine motor!
It seriously smells soooo good!
Be sure to store in an air tight container or ziploc bag!
I made this for our Flowers unit we are doing and gave the kids flower shaped cookie cutters and foam stamps as well as a variety of other playdough tools.
You could also mix in dry lavender or fresh petals if you have some!



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3 comments:

  1. Fun! I need to make playdoh more often, its so much nicer homemade!

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  2. Lavender is one of my favorite essential oils - I use it for everything!

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  3. We love making our own playdough, my recipe is similar, but not exactly the same. I have never added any scents to it though. That might be a nice change.
    (BTW, we have those cookie cutters too!)
    I am so glad you stopped by and shared with Throwback Thursday. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

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