So after Slime I really wanted to make play dough at home because I seriously can’t let my baby play with the one available in the market.The curiosity level at this stage knows no boundaries and I don’t ever want those play dough to end up in my baby’s digestive system ever.
Apart from being completely non toxic and edible the quantity also is more when we make it at home plus its super cheap and stays in the fridge for good 15-20 days as compared to the market ones which usually dries up in one use.
Here is the recipe
All purpose flour (one cup)
salt (1/4 cup)
water (as desired for softness)
First take little water and mix the salt to dissolve it completely once the salt is dissolved in water add it to the flour and mix it properly. After mixing he salt & water add few drops of food colour into the flour mix it and start adding water to knead the dough.
Softness of the dough will depend on the kneading so I suggest kneading properly.
It can be stored in an air tight jar or zip pouch in the refrigerator for almost 20 days.
Kids get bored very easily and to keep them engaged overtime coming up with new ideas is practically impossible and it is good for them to get bored, As boredom is mother of creativity. As a parent our job is to provide them the right environment and keeping themselves busy should be their job.
Open ended plays like play dough requires very less involvement from parents end and keep them busy for hours together. Nuture their imagination and can be very satisfying as well.
If you are introducing to an one year old I suggest you let them explore on their own rather then teaching them to make figures out of the play dough.Give them the shape cuter etc but let them explore on their own.
Check out how Nirvaan had fun with his home made play dough
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So this is what we did for our Father's Day activity . No we didn't bake a cake 😬we made play dough instead . Breaking the monotony and introducing a new activity every week is one thing we do every weekend to get rid of boredom and to compensate the park outings we are missing out this summer #busybeesofinstagram #playdough #homemadeplaydough #freeplay #summerdaysfun #summerdaysactivities #keepingtoddlerbusy #toddleryears #toddlerfun #earlylearning #learnthroughplay #learningisfun #weekendactivity