Monday, February 13, 2012

Playdough - With Recipe

Playdough is so much fun and so good for developing fine motor skills and socialization. In our classroom it is a one or two person work and we have added tools over the year. Currently, we are using a plastic egg dish, a hard boiled egg slicer, a plastic knife, a dull pair of scissors, cookie cutters and a plastic and wooden small rolling pin.

Here is a great recipe for home made playdough:
3 c white all purpose flour
1/2 c salt
1 T powdered alum
Mix these dry ingredients in a big bowl.

Mix  in another bowl in order shown (important for some reason!)
3 T vegetable oil
Food coloring
2 c boiling or really hot water
Optional: A few drops of essential oil - I have used lemongrass, peppermint and lavender.
Pour wet ingredients into dry. Stir to mix. Let cool for a few minutes. Knead and play. Store in a plastic container or zip lock bag for more use.

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