Homemade Valentine’s Day Playdough

I like when we are able to add sensory Playdough to our holidays. This homemade Valentine’s Day playdough is easy to make and is loads of sensory fun.  Whip up several batches in no time and you’ll have hours of fun. 

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homemade valentine's day playdough

Ingredients for Valentine’s Day Sensory Playdough
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup salt
3 tablespoons cream of tartar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pink, red, and white gel food coloring
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Parchment paper
Sauce pan
Spatula
Mixing bowl (I’m loving the new Pioneer Woman Bowls)
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homemade Valentine's Day sensory Playdough


Directions for Valentine’s Day Sensory Playdough
1. Mix your flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl
2. Add your water, and vegetable oil and mix well
3. Scoop 2/3 cup of your mixture into a sauce pan
4. Add a couple drops of gel food coloring and mix

homemade Valentine's Day sensory Playdough


5. Turn your burner on your stove to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly with a spatula, you’ll want to scrape the pot while your stirring to make sure your play dough doesn’t burn
6. Your mix will start off as a thick batter, get clumpy, very clumpy, then turn in a ball of playdough
7. Place on a peice of parchment paper to cool
8. Repeat steps 3-7 to do other colors
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Your playdough will last quite a while, months if kept stored in airtight plastic bags or airtight containers

Valentine's Day sensory Playdough

Playdough is a great way to help your kids de-stress after a long day at school. It’s great for anxiety too. Add a couple drops of Essential Oils into it after it cools if you’d like. It’s a great way to add a little extra omph to de-stressing.

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