This play dough smells so good, I want to eat it!
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- a couple of tablespoons of mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
- 1 cup of water.
- food colouring
Then place over a low heat and KEEP STIRRING to produce a nice smooth dough. An electric hand mixer is great for this part and saves your arm muscles!
When it's nice and thick, take off the heat and transfer onto a sheet of cling film or a plastic container. When it has cooled enough to handle, knead it until smooth and then leave to cool completely.
Can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
I set this out on the table for my little people with some christmas tree cutters of different sizes, some sequins, rollers, rolling pins, etc and allowed them to explore.
They enjoyed decorating the trees and developed their mathematics when talking about positional language and sizes.