I try to create different scents and colors of play dough that go along with things we are learning. This week, my daughter's class is working on a pond study. With tea tree oil and watercolors, a pond-themed play dough came together and was a fun way for my children to create little ponds in our home.
Once it cools a little, I hand over the spoon to my daughter so she can start stirring. When a ball forms, dump it onto a flat surface and knead while adding a little of the remaining flour until the dough is no longer sticky.