As the weather begins to cool down I’m trying to think of more indoor activities to do with Kyla, activities that don’t involve hours of sitting in front of the television. The other day as I was trying to think of something that would keep Kyla occupied I remembered that a while back I made her some awesome play sand so I pulled it out. I realized we were going to need some so I made a batch and quickly realized I wasn’t making a sand but instead a dough aka conditioner dough. DUH! Mom brain is real you guys. So instead of sand we got smooth as silk playdough.
This dough is super smooth. The dough comes out white but Kyla wanted to dye hers pink, Mason picked green. It’s a messy job so if you decide to dye it you may want the kiddos to wear gloves or do it yourself.
I found that baking soda helped a ton for getting the dye off my hands but didn’t get rid of it completely. Mason also decided to scent his with essential oils (Rosemary and Lemon).
Kyla can literally play with her dough for HOURS. She loves it more than any other activity we do like coloring or painting. She has a set of mini figurines that she uses to play pretend with the dough. Mason loves to roll his out and use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes.
We store it in a ziplock bag and pull out whenever we’re ready to play. Even in a ziplock bag this dough does not hold up super well, after a couple of days it becomes very crumbly however this makes it just as fun because you can still roll it in a ball as pictured above or you can crumble it up to make a type of sand as pictured below.
I can’t wait to experiment some more and make other playdoughs for the kids. I have some lotion I need to get rid of and I’m excited to see what kind of playdough it will make.
- In a large bowl combine 1 cup conditioner and 2 cups cornstarch until the dough is sily smooth.
- Add essential oils of choice for a scent.
- Add food dye to color.
This fun dough takes about five minutes to make and requires no cook time which is one of the reasons why I love it so much. The dough comes out silky smooth!