Sensory Fun with this Easy to Make Buttercup Playdough


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:

golden glitter

freshly picked buttercups

Butercup Salt Dough Pin

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!

Buttercup Salt Dough

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

Sensory Fun With This Easy to Make Buttercup Playdough| Peakle Pie

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





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1 Response
  1. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    What a neat idea and how lovely that you have buttercups available like that! I guess we could make weed dough…

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