Lemon Lavender Play-Doh 

Who doesn’t love Play-doh? Play-doh can provide hours of entertainment. From building and creating to squishing through your fingers the only limit is your imagination. I was looking for a fun Saturday DIY with my little when it struck me…play-doh! So away we went gathering ingredients and bowls. The recipe is incredibly simple…

2 cups All Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Salt

2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar

2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

10-15 Drops Essential Oil ( kid friendly of course ) – optional

1 & 1/2 cups Boiling Water

Food Coloring – optional

Mix together the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl mix the vegetable oil with the essential oil of your choice. ( We chose a lemon and lavender! It smells wonderful and has many holistic benefits! ) Mix the oil mixture into the flour mixture. Boil the water. Add your food coloring to the boiling water…as much as you see fit. ( We did this but didn’t add enough so we ended up adding some directly to the play-doh after it was finished and it worked out just fine…just be aware it creates much more of a mess on your hands this way! ) Pour 1 cup of your colored boiling water into your mixture and stir it in well. Slowly add the additional 1/2 cup until the desired consistency is achieved. ( We only used about 1/2 ). Knead the play-doh for a couple of minutes until it is smooth and well blended! Turn your kiddos loose and watch them enjoy their creation without the worry of chemicals! Be sure to store your Play-doh in a sealed container or ziplock bags so that it doesn’t dry out!

  There is something so satisfying for kids in making their own entertainment and many memories can be created in the kitchen. I hope you and your littles enjoy this one as much as we did! Be blessed!


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