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Scented Play Clay – Homemade Play Dough

Homemade play dough can be a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen and kids love to play with play dough. Here we have a recipe for scented play dough.. just be sure your little one doesn’t eat it because it smells so good!

Ingredients:
3 cups white flour
1 1/2 cups salt
1 1/2 tablespoons cream of tartar
3 1/4 cups water
6 tablespoons vegetable oil

1-2 teaspoons candy flavoring/extract-If using a candy oil such as LorAnn’s, use 1 teaspoon. Store bought flavorings/extracts will need 2, possibly 3, teaspoons to get similar results.

Food coloring as desired

Directions:
Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan. In a separate bowl, mix the liquids, adding drops of food coloring until you reach your desired shade. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir (don’t worry about lumps – they’ll work themselves out). Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture holds together and gets too stiff to stir (it will stiffen even more as it cools), about 5 to 10 minutes. Let it cool.

Knead the clay briefly, then roll or pat it to a 3/4-inch thickness and cut with a cookie or shape as desired.  Store in sealed containers to avoid your clay from drying out.  Adult supervision is HIGHLY recommended-this will smell like candy and you don’t want your kids eating it!

Please Note: Use flavor oils that correspond to scents your child enjoys-popular choices include banana, cherry, watermelon, apple. You will want to avoid flavorings such as cinnamon, peppermint, wintergreen that are strong in nature and can be irritating to the skin. It would probably be best to avoid oils such as peanut butter, walnut, almond etc which are known common allergins and can cause severe reactions.

This was a guest post written by Aimee Plesa from Shake Your Bon Bons

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