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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!

What 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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