Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Calming Playdough

Base Ingredients

3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp Cream of Tarter
3 tbsp oil
3 cups water

Additives- pick one or mix and match

Lavender buds
Lavender essential oil
Vanilla Extract
Chamomile essential oil
Rose essential oil
Several drops of food coloring*

*We suggest using pale colors such as pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues.

Pour all base ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a ball forms by pulling away from the sides. You can now use the additives, knead them into the play dough until blended (1-2 minutes).If using essential oils start with 2-3 drops. Remember that essential oils are concentrated and are meant to be added to a base.

The calming scent and the kneading motion will help your child unwind before bed, or on a stressful day. 

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