Orange Scented Play Dough

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orange Scented Play Dough is a refreshing scent adding to the sensory experience of playing with play dough.  It also creates an association with colour and smell.
 
The Orange Scented Play Dough is made using a basic play dough recipe with added orange essence and orange coloured food dye to imitate that of real oranges.  Miss 4 thinks that it smells just like peeling an orange!
 
You will need?
1 cup plain flour
1 Tablespoon oil
200ml Water
50ml Orange Essence
½ cup salt
2 Teaspoons cream of tartar
1 Teaspoon of orange food colouring (or yellow and red)
 
How to make it?
  • Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan.
  • Add oil, food colouring, orange 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.
To download and print this recipe click here: Printable Orange Scented Play Dough Recipe
 
Play ideas using the Orange Scented Play Dough Recipe: Number Play Dough
 
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Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Chocolate Play Dough looks and smells just like the real thing! 
It is a really easy recipe to follow with all the main ingredients can be found in the pantry.  I have taken our Basic Play Dough Recipe and altered it to create this fun Chocolate Play Dough in time for Easter. 
To heighten the sensory play experience with the chocolate play dough I have added some Imitation Chocolate Essence to the recipe.  This is optional but I totally recommend it as it smells really yummy!
 
You will need
1 Cup Plain Flour
½ Cup Salt
½ Cup Cocoa Powder
2 Teaspoons Cream Tartar
1 Cup Water
50ml Imitation Chocolate Essence
2 Tablespoons Oil
 
How to make it?
1.  Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt, cocoa powder and cream of tartar into a saucepan.
2.  Add oil, imitation chocolate essence and water to dry ingredients.
3.  I use a whisk before heating as I find this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients.
4.  Cook over medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a sticky thick blob.
5.  Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth blob.  Be careful it will be hot.
6.  Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.
 
Other Notes
* Imitation Chocolate Essence can be found in most major shopping centres in the cooking isle with the food colouring, etc.
* The oil in the recipe keeps the play dough moist and from drying out.  It is also great for giving the chocolate play dough the shining appearance.
 
To download and print your very own copy of this recipe click here: Chocolate Play Dough Printable Recipe
 
For fun play activity ideas with the Chocolate Play Dough click here: Chocolate Play Dough Easter Eggs
 
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Nutmeg Scented Autumn Play Dough Recipe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nutmeg Scented Autumn Play Dough is a beautiful spicy scented play dough that brings together all the wonderful elements of autumn.  The nutmeg, cinnamon, brown colouring and red and gold glitter have been added to celebrate the changing colours in leaves.
 
You will need
1 cup plain flour
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
½ cup salt
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoon food colouring
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
Sprinkle of red and gold glitter
Extra teaspoon oil
 
How to make it?
1.  Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar, glitter, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a saucepan.
2.  Add oil, colouring, and water to dry ingredients.
3.  I use a whisk before heating as I find this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients.
4.  Cook over medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a thick blob.
5.  Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth blob.  Be careful it will be hot.
6.  Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.
 
To download and print this recipe click here:  Nutmeg Scented Autumn Play Dough Printable Recipe
 
For play activity ideas with the Nutmeg Scented Play Dough click here: Autumn Play Leaf Prints
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Blackberry Play Dough Recipe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry Play Dough is a beautiful sweet scented and coloured play dough made to imitate blackberries.  It is made using a mixture of crushed blackberries, blackberry jam and a basic play dough recipe.
 
You will need
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp oil
1/3 cup water
125g crushed blackberries
¼ cup blackberry jam
½ cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
 
How to make it?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mix 125g of blackberries in a blender, add 1/3 cup water and ¼ cup blackberry jam.  Mix until all blended well. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pour the blackberry mixture into a medium saucepan and add remaining ingredients.  Mix well with a wooden spoon until all is combined.
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.
When cool store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.
 
To download and print this recipe, click here: Recipe for Blackberry Play Dough
 
Blackberry activity ideas:
Exploring Blackberries with our Five Senses
Making Blackberries with Blackberry Play Dough 
 
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Strawberry Scented Play Dough Recipe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strawberry Scented Play Dough is a basic playdough recipe with added strawberry essence and chocolate sprinkles to imitate that of real strawberries. 
 
You will need
1 cup plain flour
1 Tablespoon oil
200ml Water
50ml Strawberry Essence
½ cup salt
¼ cup chocolate sprinkles
2 Teaspoons cream of tartar
1 Teaspoon of rose pink food colouring
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to make it?
  1. Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan. 
  2. Add oil, food colouring, strawberry essence and water to dry ingredients.
  3. I use a whisk before heating as I find this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients.
  4. Cook over medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a thick blob. 
  5. Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth blob.
  6. Allow the play dough to cool before kneading in the chocolate sprinkles.
  7. Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.
Other Tips
  • If the play dough is too warm the chocolate sprinkles will melt.
  • I also found that warm hands melted some of the chocolate sprinkles during playing with it.  I had some in chocolate sprinkles in a small bowl to add to the play dough during play time.
We used our Strawberry Scented Play Dough at our Strawberry theme birhtday party, to take a look here – Strawberry Theme Birthday Party.
 
To print and download this recipe click here -Recipe for Strawberry Scented Play Dough
 
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