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DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

Crafting With Kids – DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

DIY Pine-Scented PlaydoughIt’s that time of year again and your kiddos are going to be out of school soon and on winter break. Looking for a fun activity to keep them busy? Making your own playdoh is not only fun for kids but it also provides them some entertainment. Kids love to use their hands and this year it’s all about the sensory play.

What you will need – 
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
8-10 drops pine essential oil
Green food color/gel (I used Wilton “leaf”)

DIRECTIONS
1.  Add the flour, salt and cream of tartar to a bowl and whisk until all of the ingredients are combined. Set aside. DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

2.   Add the water, oil, green food coloring and pine essential oil to a large saucepan.  Stir to combine. DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

3.   Add the flour mixture to the saucepan and stir until most of the lumps from the flour have disappeared. DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

4.  Stir continuously over medium heat until a stiff ball of dough forms and you can no longer stir the dough easily (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat. DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

5.   Transfer the warm playdough to a level workspace and knead the dough for about 4-5 minutes or until soft and elastic. You will love the Christmas tree scent from the pine essential oil! DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

Your kids can spend hours with this pine-scented playdough making and decorating Christmas trees and holly. Use cookie cutters, pom poms, sequins, jewels, etc. The possibilities are endless!
DIY Pine-Scented Playdough

DIY Pine-Scented PlaydoughThis playdough will keep soft and elastic in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 1 month.

 

 

1 Comment

  1. shelly peterson on January 10, 2018 at 9:22 am

    What a cute craft idea. I like that the dough smells like pine. These would be great to do with my grandsons.