Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough Recipe

BY ON Jan 20, 2013
Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough Recipe

 

 

This Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough has a refreshing and zesty lemon scent which adds to the wonderful sensory experience of playing with play dough.  This recipe was developed from a basic paly dough recipe with added lemon essence.  It will provide hours of fun while tantalising the senses.

 

What you will need?

Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough Ingredients

 

1 cup plain flour

1 Tablespoon oil

200ml Water

50ml Lemon Essence

½ cup salt

2 Teaspoons cream of tartar

1 Teaspoon of yellow food colouring

 

How to make it?

  • Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan.
  • Add oil, food colouring, lemon essence and water to dry ingredients.
  • I use a whisk before heating as I find this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients well.
  • Cook over medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a thick blob.
  • Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth blob.
  • Allow the play dough to cool before playing with it.
  • Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.

 

Tip: If the play dough turns out a little sticky, sprinkle a small amount of plain flour onto the bench and knead until smooth and combined.

 

Click here to download and print : Printable Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough Recipe

 

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3 Responses to “Zesty Lemon Scented Play Dough Recipe”

  1. I can almost smell that already. I bet it would be wonderful to play with!

  2. SB says:

    Hi, i was wondering, is it okay if the eat a little bit of the dough? My daughter is 1 years old and is still on the “everything goes in the mouth” face.

    • janice Janice Davis says:

      Hi SB,
      This play dough is homemade and does not have any nasty chemicals in it but it does have a lot of salt and will taste very salty. If a small amount is consumed this would be okay but I would recommend discouraging putting the play dough in her mouth.

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