The warm and spicy scent of clove perfumes this 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.
Natural Clove Playdough Recipe
The warm and spicy scent of clove is incredibly soothing on a gloomy winter's day.
- 1/2 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 whole cloves (they’re great for pincer grasp practise)
Store dough in an air-tight container.