If you’re looking for an easy play dough recipe this one is perfect!
This recipe uses just three simple ingredients and your children will love helping you make it. And even better, you can buy everything you need to make at the dollar store!
Snow Play Dough Supplies
- 2 c corn starch
- 1 1/4 c unscented white hand lotion
- 2-3 drops of therapeutic grade, peppermint essential oil (this is where I buy essential oils online)
- cookie cutters, rolling pins, etc.
Let your students measure the ingredients. This is great for following directions and developing math skills.
In a large bowl mix the corn starch, lotion and peppermint essential oil.
As you stir, the mixture will start to form into what looks like a snowball.
Sprinkle a flat surface with corn starch.
Knead the dough until it is a firm snowball that is not mushy or sticky.
That’s it! Did you notice this recipe doesn’t call for any cooking? Yes!
We also use Legos to make prints in the play dough.
Rolling pins are great for developing the muscles in the hands needed for writing – and they also make great snow pancakes!
Your kids will have tons of fun with this super soft and easy play dough recipe; all while learning and developing crucial skills for success in school.
Caution, this play dough smells amazing!
Play dough encourages fine motor development, open ended play, creativity, and your children will find the aroma of this play dough to be very soothing.
What is your favorite way to make homemade play dough?
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