Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Festive Spiced Play Dough

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
Combine all the dry ingredients together and mix well.  Add the water . Drop the food colouring into the mixture until you have the desired shade you would like.

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.


Nanny Advertisement on 12 December 2012 at 11:44 said...

This is a lovely Christmas-y twist with the mixed spice. Great idea. Very festive!

Best wishes, Alex

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