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Homemade Play Dough with Essential Oils

Quick DIY that will Keep Your Kids Busy!

Winter is upon us and so it the season of *a lot more indoor time*! My kids can stay busy with play dough for a good hour so we bust it out a lot more as the temperature drops.

We've been making our own play dough for several years now and I've tried many recipes... here's our favorite:


1 cup flour

1 cup warm water

2 tsp cream of tarter

1/3 cup salt

1 TBS oil (I use grapeseed or avocado)

Food coloring (optional)

Essential oils of choice -- our favorites are Orange, Christmas Spirit, Peace & Calming, and Stress Away


Mix dry ingredients in a big bowl, and slowly add in the warm water. Mix with hands, knead well. Split up into sections and add a few drops of food coloring if desired. Add few drops of essential oil to each section! Enjoy!

***Store in an airtight container.

We love adding essential oils to our play dough... this time we added Christmas Spirit and it smelled amazing and SO festive! Stress Away and Peace & Calming are always good options, especially if you're using play dough as a *calm down* or *quiet time* activity.

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