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Lavender play dough recipe

Lavender play dough recipe

It’s been a while since I made any play dough for my children. The lighter evening have meant they have found it difficult to wind down at bedtime. I thought a batch of homemade lavender play dough was just the thing for a lovely sensory experience. Lavender has some great properties and is well known for aiding sleep.

lavender pay dough recipe

I like to make my own play dough. It’s quick and cheap and I like to know exactly what my children are touching. I’ve used this recipe a few times now:

150g plain flour
40g salt
3 tsp lemon juice
2 tbs oil
120 ml water

How to make homemade Lavender play dough

I put all the ingredients into a saucepan and gently heated the contents until it started to look like play dough, stirring constantly. I removed it from the heat and let it cool down before lightly kneading it and adding a few drops of lavender oil, 1 teaspoon of dried lavender as well as a few drops of purple food colouring.

lavender pay dough recipe

My 5 year old was at home so I gave her the lavender play dough, along with a rolling pin, some wooden tools and cutters. She loves play dough and she had fun making her own creations. She decided to make a picture of me which she then insisted on flattening with her rolling pin! I’m not sure what that thing  on my head is either!

lavender play dough recipe

She had lots of fun making her own creations and the lavender play dough smelled really good.

You can store the homemade play dough in an airtight container for a good few weeks so I can’t to get it out again and let my son use it too.


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    Stephanie Usher
    May 9, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    What great fun – and a great way to save money too! xx

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    Ickle Pickle
    May 9, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I adore Lavender – this looks amazing. Pickle loves play dough so I will definitely try this, thank you. Kaz x

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    May 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    This looks amazing and I bet it smelt divine. #MakeItLinky

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    May 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

    What a fantastic idea. We have tried making some play dough recently, but haven’t made any scented dough – will have to try this. We’ve also had sleeping issues with my oldest, I’m now up for anything involving lavender! xx #MakeItLinky

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    June 10, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Fantastic idea! I dont know why we havent tried this before! We have so much lavender growing in the garden, I love the stuff! #MakeItLinky

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