Play-Doh is so much fun! But it gets too hard too fast. Especially for little 2 year old hands! So today, Kat and I made play dough, problem solved!
1 Tbl oil (veg or olive)
Cook on med-low for about 5 min. Stir often until mixture is more doughy, stiffens and pulls away from pan.
Stir in food coloring and
10-20 drops lemon essential oil.
Lemon essential oil adds a nice happy smell, it is revitalizing and uplifting. So even toddlers in their terrrrible twos may soon be in a better mood!
Let cool for a couple minutes.
Knead dough for a couple minutes.
I added a little more lemon oil in a thumbprint hole in the dough because I wanted a stronger smell, I think by the end I had 20 drops.
The dough was really sticky at first. I kept rolling it in flour and squishing and kneading until it wasn't sticky anymore.
And have fun!
Kat played with her play dough in a giant cardboard box- fun, clean, and less cat hair and rug fuzz to contend with. The homemade play dough did leave some oily spots on the cardboard box, but it's totally worth it for the low cost and high fun!
Play dough too dry? Add oil.
Play dough too sticky? Add flour.
Play dough too stinky? Add essential oil.
What's next? Funny Toddler pants!