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Pond Play Dough

Pond Play Dough
Pond Play Dough
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 8y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Melissa Allen
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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.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Pond Play Dough
Add 2 cups flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil and tea tree (few drops) oil to a bowl. A grown-up can pour the boiling water directly into the bowl (try and get it right over the salt) and mix.
Pond Play Dough

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.

Pond Play Dough

Divide the dough into three balls and knead your color of choice into each individual ball.

Pond Play Dough

The tea tree oil was the secret ingredient in our pond dough, giving it a great earthy smell.

Pond Play Dough
My daughter loved to build little ponds and show me all the things she has been learning at school.


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