Physical, creative PLAY is so important for a child’s development, and one form of engaging activity is playing with Play Dough. Squeezing and molding home-made Play Dough helps your child’s eye-hand coordination and manipulative skills ~ AND stimulates a child’s imagination! As exemplified Koa and Kanani in “The Magical Journey from Hawai’i,” there are so many Hawaiian Children’s Books characters for a child to create and become fully immersed in the process!
NB: This home-made Play Dough 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.