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A Sensory Diet: Gingerbread Playdough

2 February, 2012

There are many recipes for play dough around the ‘net.  Unfortunately I can’t give you the recipe for this one as it was made by a good friend of ours, as a Christmas gift for our children.  It’s a gingerbread playdough, with no artificial colours.

When I make playdough I usually use the recipe on the back of the Cream of Tartar box.  For gingerbread playdough I add ground ginger and sometimes another warm spice or two (such as nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon etc).

Play dough can be pushed and pulled.  It can be cut with shape cutters, pushed through… pushers? to make spaghetti strings or star-shaped sausages.  It can be smelt and even tasted.  It can be soft and smooth, sticky, gritty or firm.  You can experiment with scent, texture, and colours.  Gingerbread playdough was our first traditional play dough sensory play for the year, but we will be exploring different types of play dough throughout the year (but I will try not to bore you by having six play dough recipes in a row!).

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