Homemade Play Dough Recipe1>
Play dough is one of the popular resources that are used at Rum Tum Tuggers. It’s easy to make and will provide hours of fun. Below is the recipe that is used.
7 oz flour
2.5 oz salt
2 tbs oil
2 tbs cream of tartar
optional: glitter and / or food colouring
1. Measure out all the ingredients into a pot.
2. Mix them all together
3. Place your pot on the cooker ready to “cook” to the right consistency.
4. When ready, take off the heat and allow it to cool.
5. Knead it for a few minutes.
On top of just manipulating the dough with their hands, you can provide a rolling pin, plastic fork and knife or plastic cookie cutters. The possibilities are endless.
Use this opportunity to encourage your child to count how many things they have made (numeracy) and to talk about what they have made or how they made something (literacy).