We have been experimenting with play dough again! This time we have discovered a recipe which with a little variation can make four different types of play dough: Cloud dough, Ice cream dough, silky soft play dough and slime/oobleck! The best part: It is a just two ingredient playdough!
We are on our vacation in India and our little one has been showing her anxious behaviour again. We have found that sensory play always helps her calm down. We also needed something that all the children can play with. We have children aged 11yrs to as young as 8 months old right now. The play dough that I made was for our 7 yr old and 2 yr old who could play with their 4 yr old, 2 and half year old and 9 yr old cousins. This is what we came up with.
Please note: This play dough is not edible. It should be part of supervised play. My 2 yr old is quite mature and she has been taught that play dough is not for eating. I always play with them. I recommend that you use your experience and judgement before giving your child this dough.
Hair Conditioner- quantity depends on type of dough.
Measure out the custard powder and slowly start adding the hair conditioner. The Custard Powder(affilliate link for your convinience) that we use is a ready made packed version.We added 4 tablespoon full of conditioner for 4 tablespoon full of custard powder. Rub it between your fingers till it is cloud dough consistency. When you clench it into a fist, it should hold.
Ice Cream dough:
Measure out 4 tablespoon full of custard powder and keep adding conditioner a tablespoon at a time till you have knead it well with your hand. Soft peaks will start forming and you will find it slowly becoming sticky. Stop adding the condtioner, knead it well. Store air tight at room temperature. We kept it rolled into a ball in a cling film and then stored it in a air tight tub.
Gee… doesn’t this remind you of pumpkins? Umm… mangoes too!
Silky Soft Two Ingredients Playdough:
Measure out four table spoon of custard powder + Four tablespoon full of conditioner. Mix well till it looks like Cloud dough (See above). Add a tablespoon or so of water till it comes together and becomes dough like consistency. You will have to knead it well. It will come away from the sides and cease to be sticky when it is done.
Two Ingredient Oobleck/Slime:
We are a little confused as whether to call it slime or oobleck because it looks like one and behaves like another! You can call it whatever. 🙂
Same as Silky Soft Play Dough but keep adding water till it becomes slimy. Almost half a cup of water may be needed.
Conditioner+ Custard Powder = Cloud dough, Ice cream dough, Silky Soft Playdough and slime.
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This is hours of fun… my children enjoyed it thoroughly. I had enough of it in my hair too. I am not going to complain though because it leaves no stains and it washes off easily too. If you have a free afternoon and out of ideas, I highly recommend you let your children/child at this two ingredients playdough. This slime is a perfect sensory dough for anxious children. My little toddler needs ‘Play Dough Therapy’ from time to time to unwind. This is going on my list of playdoughs to present.
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