Toddler Recipes: Make Your Own Play Dough
Toddler Recipes: Easy and Fun Recipe for Play Dough
A great hands on activity that can be used to make letters, numbers, shapes and reinforce fine motor skills like rolling and shaping into a ball.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup war water
Few drops of food coloring
- Mix together all of the ingredients.
- Cook over medium heat until the mixture form as a ball.
- Pour out and knead the mixture a few minutes to increase smoothness.
- Keep in a plastic bag or a tightly covered container.
- Place on waxed paper.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
For young children have all ingredients out and measured prior to activity. Let them help put the ingredients into the pot before putting on heat.
Adult will be required to finish making the play dough.
Use food color sparingly. A few drops spreads a lot of color.
Wear smock or old shirt while playing to keep dye off of clothes.
Roll out dough in long strands and make letters or numbers.
Use play dough or cookie cutters to cut shapes/figures.
Practice rolling into a ball!
Great for building muscles in fingers
Great opportunity to learn letters, numbers and colors in a fun way. Count number of balls made or actually cut numbers with cookie cutters.
Roll into long pieces and make letters.