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Traditional Play Dough
This is the recipe for the play dough that we use in class. Making it together with your child teaches hom or her about math, science, reading, and sequencing. Once finished, the play dough provides you with many hours of creative and imaginative fun. Kneeding, rolling, pulling, and squeezing the dough also builds up the fine motor muscles and strengthens the fine motor skills that are necessary for hand writing. Have fun!!
Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time.
Cinnamon Play Dough (uncooked)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup salt
5 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons of oil
1 cup warm water
Food coloring (if desired)
1. Mix all the dry ingredients in your bowl.
2. Add the oil and food coloring into the water then mix into the dry ingredients.
3. Stir until the dough forms a ball (add more flour if the mixture is too sticky, add more water if the mixture is too dry).
4. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is pliable.
5. Refrigerate in a ziplock bag when not in use.
3 cups (420 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup (160 ml) unsulphured molasses