The thing with play dough… it is addictive! After our Monster Slime adventure, we found that our little toddler wasn’t very fond of slimes. So when she requested play dough (after our son had dissolved all our Flavoured Jello one in water while ‘experimenting’), We had to make a new one! We made Rose scented Play dough.
We wanted something more fun and found a bottle of Rooh Afza
Well, we are desi… we had to use something to prove that, didn’t we? So Rooh Afza it was! For those of you wondering what it is, Rooh Afza is a flower cordial common in India and Pakistan and a must at every table during Ramadhan. It is like a fruit and flower punch that you stir into water or other liquids. It tastes very sweet and all you have to do is add it to water, milk, ice cream or buttermilk (to make a Lassi!) and you can quench that heat and thirst! Some people add it like a syrup to their deserts or fruit salads too. It is of caramel like consistency but bright red in colour and smells like roses.
We added it for colour and that flowery sweet smell to our play dough.
It worked! This Rooh Afza scented and coloured play dough is my daughter’s favourite now. We have had it for over a week now in the fridge and it hasn’t lost either its scent or the texture. It is still smooth, soft and fragrant.
What it feels like:
It felt like… well… play dough! 😉 Pink. But a little tougher… I was afraid it would dry soon. It didn’t. It got smoother with cooling. It got even smoother with storing. Ithas been more than week now and it is so silky soft.
What it looks like:
Soft, pink, flowery, distinct Rooh Afza smell. My children’s room and the hallway was fragrant all day! We had some white plain play dough, with no colour added, that Lil’ One was playing with, while I made this Rose Scented one, and she mixed it up after I gave her both. I knew she would be mixing them all anyway so, I got creative and showed her how to make ‘candy’. We now have a mixture of both type of dough! The colour is now that of a milk shake… but it still smells so awesome!
We love it! It has been over a week now since we made it and it just gets better! The toddler would not let go of it and when son came home from school, he was with it the whole day and evening.
How to make it.
1 cup (really) warm water
2tbsp tartaric acid,
2 tbs salt,
2tbs Rooh Afza.
Add the dry ingredients together. Mix really warm water and Rooh Afza, and keep kneeding till comes together. Return to a non stick pan and cook on low flame. Keep on stirring till it gets a little more thicker. Remove, knead till you have it into a non sticky ball. Done. Keeps in fridge in either an airtight container or a zip lock bag.
If you are interested in making this play dough, you can buy the Rooh Afza from any Asian shop that sells Asian ingredients or you can buy online from Amazon:
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