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Play dough with loose parts decoration!

Adding other elements to our homemade play dough enables a variety of learning opportunities for children to explore. Poking, rolling and pulling out different objects strengthens finger muscles, hand-eye coordination and concentration.




Playdough can help children to

  • develop hand, eye, arm and body coordination and finger and hand muscles through squeezing, patting, pounding, rolling, poking and pinching, cutting with scissors

  • dramatise about food and cooking and identify with the role of the family cook

  • be successful – playdough is easy to mould and manipulate

  • be creative

  • learn about science and maths – preparing, weighing, measuring

  • feel settled and safe.


Homemade Playdough Recipe

  1. 2 cups flour.

  2. 1/2 cup salt.

  3. 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.

  4. 2 tablespoons oil.

  5. 2 cups boiling water.

  6. 1 teaspoon food colouring.


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