Home made play dough is so easy to make and I like the fact I know exactly what’s in it. The other day I made some play dough for my children so they could make some play dough Hot Cross buns. Hot Cross buns are a traditional Easter treat (although they seem to be available in the shops earlier each year!). They are a spiced sweet bun made with currants and marked with a cross on the top.
Recipe for home made play dough:
150g plain flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
To make the play dough mix the dry ingredients with the vegetable oil. Gradually add the water until you have a stiff dough.
Take off a small lump of play dough and place to one side (for the white crosses). Then add some mixed spice to give it some colour and an authentic Hot Cross bun smell. I toyed with the idea of adding currants but decided against it this time.
My 3 year old gathered some toy plates and a knife from her play kitchen and she sat down to make some play dough hot cross buns.
She made small balls from the brown play dough then rolled out the white play dough to make the crosses which she placed on top.
I think they look pretty realistic and they smell good too. I wonder what other seasonal sweet treats we could make with play dough?
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