Nature Led Scented Dough
Peakles and I are really excited about taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough this year. We love being outdoors and are always collecting things from walks along the beach or in the countryside. This is one of the reasons why we are featuring Nature Led Dough – incorporating Outdoors and Nature into our dough theme each month. For more information about the 12 Months of Sensory Dough then read about it on our main page here.
Our Scented Dough Recipe
Please note that this is NOT an edible dough so should NOT be used unsupervised or with children who like to taste/eat dough!
1 cup of corn starch/flour
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of wheatgrass powder
1 tbsp oil
1 cup boiling hot water (adult to do this)
1 tbsp of oregano, thyme and dill
Peakles added all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and then stirred it with a spoon. I then added a the vegetable oil and mixed it together. I added a cup of boiling hot water, stirred the mixture well and waited for it to cool. We divided our mixture into 4 equal parts and then added a herb to each one and kneaded it. We then had four separate scented doughs to play with.
Nature Led Scented Dough
Playing and Exploring
Please note that the oil can leave greasy marks on surfaces so we used a foam square to cover our table with before we began to play.
Peakles was intrigued by the colour and the texture of the dough. She squashed each one and sniffed it. She was quite surprised by the scented dough and thought some of it smelled like our garden in the summer time and some of it smelt of dinner. When I asked her what kind of ‘dinner’ she smiled and said ‘Pizza!’ – I guess that was the oregano dough!
Peakles really enjoyed rolling out the doughs and then combining them. She was very taken with the scent of the wheatgrass dough and could not decide if she liked it or not! Peakles then decided to make some leaves with the dough and used various materials to press into the surface of the dough. Surprisingly she quite liked the colour of this dough and spent a long time looking at the tiny pieces of herbs in it!
We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough and we look forward to next month when we will be writing about our Nature Led Sparkle Dough.
If you are a fan of Pinterest then please pop along to the group’s Sensory Dough Board for more inspiration on how to introduce sensory play doughs to your children. Here are this month’s co-hosts and links through to their posts. Such a great wealth of ideas on how to create, experiment and play with Snow Dough!
Co-Hosts and Posts
Lemon Lime Scented Cloud Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
Taste Safe Chocolate Cinnamon Scented Sensory Dough | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Rose Scented Flower Dough | It’s A Long Story
Red Velvet Chocolate Scented Play Doh and Valentine’s Themed Play | HappyandBlessedHome.com
Rose Scented Dough | The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Peaches & Cream Coconut Oil Playdough | Powerful Mothering
Lemonade Playdough | Preschool Inspirations
Ice Cream Play Dough Invitation | Study at Home Mama
Invitation to create Jasmine Tea Playdough | Squiggles and Bubbles
Music Inspired Vanilla & Chocolate Scented Dough | Witty Hoots
Green Nature Scented Dough | Peakle Pie
Edible Scented Salt-Free Rainbow Play Dough | Preschool Powol Packets
Fruity Scented Dough | In The Playroom
Citrus Orchard Play Dough with printable | Therapy Fun Zone
Epsom Salt Rose Dough | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Green Tea Scented Play Dough | Still Playing School
Grape Kool-Aid Scented Play Dough | Stir the Wonder
Body Wash Scented Play Dough | Sugar Aunts
Pink Lemonade Play Dough | The Pleasantest Thing
Calming Lavender Scented Sensory Dough | Raising Lifelong Learners