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Lavender Play Dough

Posted Feb 01 2013 4:22pm
lavender play dough on by healthymama

Lavender play dough  is a wonderful way to revitalize a stale batch of white wintery play dough . This play dough adds a sensory element to children’s play: the smell and the feel are intoxicatingly pleasant. Who am I  kidding? I loved the smell so much, I wanted to steal it from the kids!

When kids are sick of the boring white play dough, just add a few drops of lavender essential oil and some violet food coloring and your old play dough has a whole new life! We used this play dough to make play dough soap and play dough flowers.

Here’s the recipe of lavender play dough from scratch:

Lavender Play Dough

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

2 tbsp. cream of tartar

2 tbsp.oil

1 cup water

violet food coloring

a few drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Mix all ingredients, except for water, essential oil and food coloring in a medium pot. Gradually add water and mix again. Set the pot on a medium heat and cook, while mixing for 3-5 minutes. When the dough forms a ball in the middle of the pot, it’s ready. Take it out of the pot, cool, knead.  Add a few drops of lavender oil and food coloring to the cooked dough and knead well again.

 

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