Easily Made Sand Dough
Fun Rock Pool Play
Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year. We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside. This is one of the reasons why we are featuring Nature Inspired Dough – incorporating Outdoors and Nature into our dough theme each month. For more information about the 12 Months of Sensory Dough then read about it on our main page here.
Nature Inspired Sand Dough Recipe
Please note that this is NOT an edible dough so should NOT be used unsupervised or with children who like to taste/eat dough!
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup salt
1 cup warm water
2 cups of play sand
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Put the flour, salt, cream of tartar, water and vegetable oil into a large pan. Mix together and then heat over a warm stove. Keep mixing until the dough is cooked. Allow to cool a little and then knead the dough, start adding the sand until it is fully mixed into the dough.
Nature Inspired Dough
Playing and Exploring
Peakles and I set up the dough on a blue play tile with some things that we had collected from the beach. We had shells, driftwood, pebbles and dried seaweed. Peakles squashed the sand dough and added our beach items to make a rock pool. We talked about what else we would find in a rock pool and Peakles made some interesting sea creatures to live in the pool.
Peakles loved playing with her rock pool sand dough and afterwards we had a lovely picnic outside as she played in the paddling pool!
We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough and we look forward to next month when we will be writing about our Nature Inspired Oobleck Dough.
If you are a fan of Pinterest then please pop along to the group’s Sensory Dough Board for more inspiration on how to introduce sensory play doughs to your children. Here are this month’s co-hosts and links through to their posts. Such a great wealth of ideas on how to create, experiment and play with Salt Dough!
Co-Hosts and Posts
(this is a global series so if their link is not there yet then try again soon!)
How To Make Sand Dough for Beach Fun | Witty Hoots
3 Ingredient Kinetic Sand Dough | Sugar Aunts
Dinosaur Fossils with Sand Dough | Preschool Powol Packets
Foaming Beach Sand Dough | on Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Mermaid Play Dough Kit | Study at Home Mama