As we had just bought some fresh play sand I thought we should try out a sand play dough recipe! This was the first time I had tried this recipe and found it was quite sticky to begin with, so I added a little more flour which helped.
This is a no cook recipe but you’ll still need to add very hot water, so be careful if you are making near children.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of play sand
1/4 cup of salt
3/4 hot water
1 tbsp of oil
1 tbsp of creme of tartar
1 tbsp of glycerine
Mix the dry ingredients together
Gradually add the hot water and mix
Once it has cooled then knead
That’s it, it’s ready to play! To start with, I used this with a range of shells for a seaside themed invitation to play; glass beads and shells. It could also work well with a construction small world or tuff spot set up. I would also double the quantity next time to have more to play with.
Follow these instructions to make the purple coloured play dough for this invitation to play. You can of course just use bought play dough but I prefer home made as it’s softer for smaller hands. Once I have the play dough, I collect objects suitable for my son to play with; glass pebbles (I’ll always watch him …read moreRead More
Playdough is a great fine motor activity for children, especially early years and primary school. Playdough supports muscle development as well as creativity. Here is a simple playdoh recipe to follow and try out in school or home: Ingredients: • 1 cup of flour • 1/2 cup of salt • 1 cup of water • …read moreRead More
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