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Playtime With Playdough
Keep your little ones entertained for hours with homemade play dough, this easy recipe can be made with all the ingredients in your store cupboard. Fun Fact: Play dough was originally created as wallpaper cleaner - a good tip for mums and dads with rascals who write on the walls!
You will need
8 tbsp. plain flour
2 tbsp. table salt 60ml warm water food colouring
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Step 1: Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
Step 2: Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
Step 3: Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
Step 4: Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh. Benefits of play dough for kids:
1. It encourages creativity
2. It helps with fine motor skills
3. It's Calming for Children
4. It promotes fun playtime