Sunday, November 8, 2015

DIY Edible Play Dough for Toddlers

And so I read about how much fun and sensory it is for young toddlers to be playing with play dough and how versatile it can be for toddlers activities as well.
I'm such a sucker for versatile products when it comes to toddlers activities so I tried my my hands on making our very own edible play dough.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 tbs of oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Optional: food colouring, i use red and the dough turns out pink! pretty!!
Instructions

  1. Mix plain flour and salt
  2. Add everything else and mix well, you probably need to do quite a bit of kneading
  3. Add water if it's too dry or add more flour if consistency is too wet
This recipe's definitely not the best edible playdough recipe out there. I find the dough a little too crumbly and oily. It leaves bits of crumbs behind and a little bit of oil stain on our couch. Trying to be the smart alec, I added more water the next day when we bring out the play dough to play and when Sticky bean was pretty done with her play dough for the day, I kept the still-wet play dough back into the air tight container.

You can very much guess what happened to the play dough. It turned mouldy a few days later when i wanted to bring it out again. grrrr....
You can google for best playdough recipes and you'll get tons and tons of results. Most of the others require cream of tar tar, I guess that could be the key to it!

Check out some of the recipes I've found:
Tinker Lab

Care2
Kids Activities

Imagination Tree

Sticky bean got pretty excited when she saw her mama setting up her activity table. She observed the dough, saw what I did and tried to roll little pieces of dough into balls as well and tried to mould it.





I gave her items like pipe cleaners, straws and some beads so she can stick into the dough and have fun. But no, she's not into sticking things into the play dough.
Well she still have pretty much a lot of fun with the play dough though it kind of leave a mess.

It was an ok activity for Sticky bean but she's not totally into play dough yet. Shall try again couple of months later.

Age attempted: 24 mths
Duration entertained; 30 - 45 mins
Will I try it again?: Yes probably in a few months time

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