Physical, creative PLAY is so important for a child’s development and one form of indoor activity of physical play, is playing with Play Dough. Squeezing and manipulating Play Dough helps your child’s eye-hand co-ordination and manipulative skills ~ AND stimulates a child’s imagination. As per Koa and Kanani in “The Magical Journey”, there are so many characters for a child to create and become very absorbed in the process!
NB: This home-made recipe uses flour and food coloring, but is intended only for PLAY ~ definitely not for eating. Please make it clear to your child that it’s fun for play, but “yucky” to eat!
1 cup flour
½ cup water
¼ cup salt
Food coloring (6 – 8 drops):
Add coloring to water before mixing with other ingredients.
Mix all ingredients and knead until dough is smooth.
Depending on humidity of the day you make the dough, add or subtract a teaspoon or 2 to get the desired consistency.
If you are making for more than one child, or if you have a budding young Michaelangelo ~ double or treble the ingredients!
Store in an air-tight container e.g. a washed out/recycled 32 oz yoghurt container.