Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Playdough. For 4 Hours.

 We put Atlas down for a nap, and this big boy played playdough for 
FOUR hours!

Atlas had a full nap and then joined the fun. Otto built walls, dinosaurs, and did a little baking/mixing in the end. I couldn't believe how intensely and how long he played!

We have been using this playdough recipe, found here:
(click on picture for the link)

The last time I made this recipe, I tried to add a scent to it using tea water, but it didn't really work, so I tried adding some almond extract. I had to add quite a bit to get even a faint scent. Have you tried adding scent to your playdough? Update: We now regularly scent our playdough with essential oils. A few drops does the trick, worked in after we warm it over the stove. We've tried citrus oils - lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, and we also love lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint. The boys love choosing their color and scent, and will help to work it in, kneading it like bread dough. So fun!


  1. I haven't tried adding scent to my playdoh, but I did hear that if you use kool aid, it will dye it and put the scent into it. Something to think about. :)

    New to your it so far! :)

    1. Thanks Brandi, and welcome!

      I have used Kool aide in the past, but it's not something that we normally buy, so when we have an inkling to make playdough, it's just not on-hand. I also don't always want the color that the flavor comes with :) It's funny that I get your comment today, because I happened to have made a batch of playdough this morning! My sister-in-law and I are going to try adding lemon extract post-warming to see if that will hold better.