Sensory Fun with this Easy to Make Buttercup Playdough
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 Buttercup 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
1/4 cup yellow poster paint
3/4 cups warm water
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Add all the ingredients to a large pan and mix well. Slowly heat over a medium stove and stir.
Once the dough is cooked allow it to cool before kneading it. Then add:
freshly picked buttercups
Nature Inspired Dough
Playing and Exploring
Peakles thought the buttercup play dough looked beautiful and it was soft and pliable. She enjoyed rolling the dough into a ball and then squashing it flat again!
Peakles then got the buttercups and placed them carefully on the dough. She then decided to make some buttercup dough sculptures and ran off into the garden to find some leaves, twigs and tall grass leaves to create her sculptures with.
She really enjoyed playing with the buttercup dough, I think she may have been attracted to the vibrant yellow colours that made the dough look all buttery!
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!)
Lavender Homemade Playdough | Wildflower Ramblings
Inspiring Dragon Playdough Fun with Great Music | Witty Hoots
Apple and Rosehip Playdough| Squiggles and Bubbles
Color Surprise Playdough | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Fruit-Scented Play Dough | Study at Home Mama