Okay… So this summer we’ve done a lot of the usual summer fun activities…
But when a friend came and stayed a few days, we decided to make play-dough. Because let’s be honest… It takes a lot of muscles to make play-dough! Ha! Between the two of us, we stirred up the play-dough completely painless!
Since Emma’s finally to the age where I don’t think she’ll EAT the play-dough, we went for it!
*4 c. flour
*1 c. salt
*4 c. water
*4 Tbsp. coconut oil (I just want to note how good this smells!)
*4 Tbsp. cream of tartar
*Essential oils of choice
First we threw all the ingredients in a saucepan other than the essential oils and food coloring. We put the heat on low and stirred the entire time.
Don’t try to multi-task here, momma. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of multi-tasking. Just not when making play-dough. Keep stirring. Don’t stop. Even when your arm feels like it’s going to fall off. Many thanks to Sylvia here for taking the brunt of the stirring!! 🙂
Once it looks like… Well… Playdough? Yeah… When it looks like playdough, you’re done stirring!
I divided it into 3 sections and rolled them into balls. Then I used my thumb to make a large dent in each one. That’s where I dropped food coloring and my Young Living essential oils.
Green = Peppermint
Yellow = Lemon
Blue = Thieves
(I would have used red for Thieves but I didn’t have any red food coloring. Oh well. 🙂 )
Then we kneaded and kneaded the play-dough adding more coloring and scent until we were happy with how it looked and smelled.
I loved how the essential oils made it smell and Thieves for instance is good for supporting the immune system. So it can’t hurt having it in there to keep her healthy immune system strong! This recipe can easily be made without essential oils if you don’t have any, of course! 🙂
Emma has been having a complete blast with this stuff! FUN!