15 DIY THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO ON THEIR OWN FOR AN HOUR

PLAY DOUGH

There are a lot of playdough recipes out there so use whichever one suits you best. We suggest you make the edible play dough just in case your toddler decides he or she is hungry! 

Make play dough in advance in many different colors and leave each one in an airtight container to keep it soft and fresh.  Set out a play space for your child and let his or her imagination run wild. While you laze on a couch with a good book, your child can make dinosaurs, ladybirds, spiders, birds, fish, or an entire meal.

You may want to suggest they play quietly and then ‘wake you up’ with a meal. You could be surprised with a purple tray filled with oranges, apples, cookies or a hamburger. It’s pretty cool letting your child’s imagination run free and with play dough they can create and have fun, making anything they want.

Remember, there is no right way or wrong way, and playing with the dough, no matter what they make, is always fabulous!

Play-dough

Materials

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable salt.
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • Food colouring

Directions

1     Combine the water, oil, salt, cream of tartar & food coloring in a pan and warm it up.  Don’t boil.

2     Remove from heat and add flour.

3     Stir and then knead until smooth.

4     Store in airtight containers or Ziploc bags.

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