This all-natural clove playdough is made with kitchen ingredients and it smells like a hug in the middle of winter.
The warm and spicy scent of cloves perfumes this cozy playdough – which makes it an incredibly soothing and relaxing after-school activity to come home to.
Playdough is a lovely sensory activity which promotes self-regulation, attention, focus, and calmness. Combining scents can heighten that experience. It’s also a good way for kids to release stress.
The warm and spicy scent of clove is incredibly soothing on a gloomy winter's day.
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
2 cups of water
2 tbsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp of ground clove
2 tbsp oil
Mix all the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot or saucepan.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for about 3-5 minutes. The dough will start to pull away from the sides of the pan and should no longer be sticky to the touch. (If it’s still sticky cook a little longer until it’s not.)
Remove the dough from the pot. Allow to cool slightly and knead.
OPTIONAL Pair dough with cloves (they’re great for pincer grasp practise)