What do you do when it’s school holidays and it’s raining and your car is at the mechanics? Other than despair, that is. It’s been awhile since we’ve made play dough at home. And honestly, I wasn’t sure that the children were still into the whole play dough thing (plus, Jude would likely just try to eat it). But I was feeling guilty about all the screen time they have been having recently so I was reluctant to just hand them their tablets. And as most mothers can testify, mother guilt is one of the world’s most powerful motivators. I found a recipe on @the.small.folk Instagram account that was super simple. We boiled blueberries and added it to the dough to get that rich purple colour and then we scented it with lavender from our garden. To my surprise, the children spent a good hour playing with their homemade dough. It was actually a big hit.
I’ll pop the recipe below as it can be a little tricky to find.
And, yes, Jude did try to eat it.
PLAY DOUGH RECIPE
you will need:
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 3 tablespoons of cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 cups of boiling water
- A large glass bowl and spoon
- Place dry ingredients into the bowl
- Add wet ingredients and stir
- Knead until smooth
That’s it! So simple, right? When they’ve finished playing with it simply pop it in an airtight container in the fridge and it should last approximately 2-3 months.