Bored? How about homemade playdough!

So on Mondays my  mum and I now attend a family arts course through Norfolk Community Learning Services at our local SureStart centre.

While we learn all about fun things to do at home and encourage messy play, Elsa and Rory spend 2 hours in nursery. Which they loved! It was their first time in nursery were we left them, it went a lot better then we expected .

The course runs for 10 weeks and every week we learn something new about doing art at home with our toddlers. These things include: Painting, making scrapbooks, photo frames, tie dye, mosaic, glass painting and making hobby horses. This week was our first session and we made salt dough, otherwise know as playdough. I thought I would share the recipe that we were given so if you wanted to you could also make it. So here goes:

Basic Dough:

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of salt

1/2 cup of water

A splash of oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

You might need a bit more flour or water.

When your mixture is like pastry it is ready to use.

Once you have shaped your dough bake in a very low oven heat for a few hours or leave it somewhere warm to dry.

Then paint it with acrylics.

Dough with smell

You will need some fruit flavoured tea bags. Soak the tea bags in hot water, when the water has cooled and is well flavoured add it to the recipe above.

WARNING: Please ensure that children are not allergic to any of the ingredients.


We hope you have lots of fun making your own playdough and if you are interested in a course then please ask your local SureStart centre.



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