Scented Spring Play Dough Recipe

BY ON Nov 6, 2012


Scented Spring Play Dough has a beautiful smelling fragrance of flowers and flecks of coloured flower petals to bring together some of the wonderful elements of spring time.

The play dough has been scented with shampoo that has a hint of flowers essence which also gives the play dough a soft and smooth texture.  The coloured flower petals create a wonderful texture to heighten the sensory element of playing with play dough.

*Please note that this play dough cannot be eaten as it contains soap*


What you will need?

1 cup plain flour

2 Tablespoons oil

200ml Water

50ml Shampoo (we used Herbal Essence for the scent of flowers)

½ cup salt

2 Teaspoons cream of tartar

¼ cup Flowers Petals


How to make it?

  • Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan.
  • Add oil, shampoo 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 ball. Be careful the play dough will be very hot!
  • Allow the play dough to cool before playing kneading in the flower petals.
  • Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.

To download and print this recipe click here: Printable Scented Spring Play Dough Recipe


Play ideas using the Scented Spring Play DoughCreate a Spring Play Dough Garden 


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8 Responses to “Scented Spring Play Dough Recipe”

  1. Ali says:

    Using shampoo to add scent is genius. I would have never thought of that.

    • Janice says:

      Thanks Ali, it took me a long time to think of a way to scent it like flowers and it finally hit me one day when I was washing my girls hair, lol! Using shampoo in play is unexplored in our house and I am keen to try some other things. :)

  2. Penny says:

    What a lovely idea to get the kidlets into spring. The girls will love this!

  3. Great! I would never had thought to put beautiful flowers in playdough, just perfect for spring time :)
    K xx

  4. Kylie says:

    so pretty! love it.

  5. Jackie says:

    Very clever ingredient addition Janice.

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