So this week when Flip suddenly requested playdough we let our day take a new direction.
I let them pick their own colours and we found some glitter to add too. I let them add things for the mixture, Flip read the recipe for me too and they both kneaded the colour through themselves and then they played and I chatted - 'oh who's making me a biscuit', 'look those bears are in the spa pool'.
They felt so proud of there personalised creations. Another thing we might do another time is add some kind of scent (spices or essential oils) to add another element for the senses.
Here's the recipe we use:
1 c flour 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 Tbs oil
1/2 c salt 1 c boiling water food colouring
Mix flour, salt, oil and cream of tartar
Add boiling water and mix
(if you want to knead colour through let it cool a bit before you give it to children to play with)
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