Playdough is a favorite sensory activity of most kids, and it is a great choice because it offers so much beyond just a fun activity. It is great for fine motor skills, you can use it for learning how to form letters and numbers, and it keeps them busy for awhile! I especially love whipping up a homemade version whenever I can- Mini loves to get her hands in a fresh batch! This Wintergreen Play Dough is perfect for winter and really wakes up the senses.
Wintergreen Play Dough
1 cup of water
4 cups flour
3 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups of salt
5-7 drops of wintergreen essential oil (you can add more or less depending on preferences)
Green food coloring
1. Begin by mixing your water and the 3-5 drops of green food coloring in a bowl. Mix well.
2. Next, add the flour and salt. Mix well a paste forms.
3. Now, add the oil. Start by adding a tablespoon at a time. Remember to start small and add as needed to get the correct consistency.
4. Start kneading the mixture until a dough forms. If the dough is too sticky you can add a pinch of flour at a time until it is right. If it is too dry, you can add a teaspoon of oil or water at a time until is right.
Your wintergreen play dough is now ready to be played with. It can be placed in a plastic container with lid when not in use, and should stay good for several weeks.
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