Friday, January 17, 2014

Chamomile Playdough

Following along with Nurture Store's Simple play:: complex learning series, I'm sharing our Chamomile Playdough recipe today.

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Playdough is a favourite play medium at our place-I love making it and Bubbles loves playing with it.

For this playdough invitation to play I made up some chamomile playdough and collected a few flowers and overgrown herbs from our garden. Bubbles added some glass beads and sticks from one of our old playdough trays, her scissors and rolling pin.

Bubbles came up with some really gorgeous creations and the more she rolled, crushed and cut the herbs and flowers, the more beautiful it smelled!

 Chamomile Playdough Recipe
2 cups Plain Flour (we used gluten-free )
4tbs Cream of Tartar
1 cup Salt
2 cups Strong Chamomile Tea
2tbs Cooking Oil

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
Stir over medium heat for 3-5minutes or until the mixture congeals.
Remove from heat and dump on a lightly floured bench and cool slightly.
Once cool enough to touch knead until smooth.
Store in an airtight container.

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Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.

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