play dough

Before I begin I want to say a huge thank you to the boy and me for recommending The Imagination tree to me.  I wanted a make your own play dough recipe that was quick and simple to do and this was perfect.

We used the no cook play dough receipe which is:

1/2 cup of salt
2 cups of plain flour
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1.5 to 2 cups boiling water
1 packet sugar free jelly crystals [optional]

I had run out of some of the ingredients so we began with a visit to the local supermarket,

at the supermarket

My eldest was on look out duty for pirate treasure as I pushed the trolley [sorry pirate boat] round the shop.

Upon our return home we set to work making our play dough, very simply put everything into a bowl and mix.  Then knead the dough until it is a smooth consistency.  

mix doughkneading dough

We used strawberry Jelly Crystals which turned our play dough a lovely pink colour and give it a beautiful smell.  I am thinking of using lime next time to make green play dough.

making cakelittle fingers in play dough

tearing doughcutting shapes

playing with dough

Both girls really enjoyed the texture of the dough, squeezing it through their fingers.  My eldest made cakes and cut out lots of different shapes.  We did some pretend play making different animals.  I had some letter cutters so we cut out some letter shapes and did some letter recognition with play dough.  I think my eldest favourite part though was making rings to put on our fingers.

letter eplay dough ring

I really love that both girls were involved at every stage from buying ingredients, to the mixing and finally to playing.  We had so much fun with the play dough and it kept both girls entertained for some time. 

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  1. Thanks for mentioning me, glad I was able to help.

    1. You are welcome, it is only fair as you did point me in the right direction. Thank you ever so much

  2. Play dough is great, I never had a good recipe when mine were small but this looks perfect

  3. What a great idea to include jelly crystals, although I know my two would be tempted to eat it (as might I!)... :D

  4. I've never added jelly before but sounds like a great way to add colour and scents. Looks like you had fun. A beautiful ring too ;) x

    1. adds colour, scent and gives it a shine. Thanks my eldest made it!

  5. Aww it's really eays to made. Your girl is looking so happy with it :)

    Aree With Umbrella

  6. Need to write this down and save it. Its such a great idea and I always forget about it!
    Btw what are Jelly crystals?? Haven't heard of these before.

  7. It looks like they had so much fun! Well done!

  8. This kind of play is always fun. :) Visiting you today from the Let's Get Social Sunday hop. :)


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