- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1.5 cups boiling water
- 2 tbsp oil
- a few drops of fresh lemon juice (this works in the same way as cream of tartar!)
- fresh herbs eg rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, mint (anything that smells nice and is not irritant!)
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl with a metal spoon. As soon as it is cool enough to touch, start kneading until it becomes soft, stretchy and pliable. Mix in the herbs. We used rosemary and lemon thyme from the garden.
Little herbal flatbreads anyone? Delicious!
Pop thought so too and enjoyed licking her wooden knife. Thankfully it is completely harmless to taste!
We are storing this in a zip-loc bag (air squeezed out first) in the cupboard. Some people suggest storing it in the fridge, but that seems to make my playdough go sticky over time. It should last up to a year at room temperature!
- sensory: exploring and investigating materials/ textures using all the senses
- maths: investigating capacity / weighing/ measuring/ counting (during the cooking process)
- motor skills: fine motor development through: pinching/ squeezing/ pushing/ pincer grip/ poking/ squishing/ rolling/ rolling/ digging
- creativity: making dough represent other objects/ sculptures/ role-play/ imaginative play
- literacy: role-play language/ new vocabulary eg herb names
- phse: working independently/ sustained involvement at play