A fun and easy activity for kids parties especially when they are all hopped on sugary treats like cake and candy is homemade play dough! The actual activity is fast and simple to do and they can let out some of that extra energy playing with it afterwards.
What’ll you need:
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 large wooden spoon
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp cream of tartar
- 1 to 1.5 cups of boiling water
- 1/2 tsp purple gel food coloring
- a few drops of glycerin (optional)
- 3 or 4 lavender drops of lavender oil
How to make it:
Add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar to your large mixing bowl and mix with wooden spoon. Stir in the vegetable oil. Add the boiling water to the mixing bowl and stir with wooden spoon vigorously until all lumps are gone and it begins to come together. Then knead it with your hands until it stops being sticky. Add food coloring and lavender oil (you can add a 1 or 2 extra drops of lavender oil for a stronger scent.)
The consistency of the play dough should be like the kind you would buy from the store.
The reason I chose lavender is because both the aroma of lavender and when lavender oil is absorbed through the skin is safe and beneficial. In aromatherapy, lavender oil is used for relaxation, stress and creates a calming effect.
Homemade lavender infused play dough is the perfect kids party activity!