Peppermint Play Dough for Sick Days
Even when little ones are sick they are often on the go. A quiet, stationary activity that keeps them entertained and busy away from the TV is a hard task. But, with this Peppermint Play Dough, your under the weather little Brisbane Kid will soon be on the mend.
Peppermint has been used for centuries to aid in the relief of nausea and sickness. This refreshing aroma is wonderful for settling little tummies and helping in the healing process. Peppermint is also a great smell for children suffering from a stuffy nose or a headache.
You Will Need:
- 1 cup plain flour
- ½ cup salt
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp of Peppermint Oil or Peppermint Essence
- Food colouring and Peppermint Leaves, if desired
How To Make Peppermint Play Dough
Mix all dry ingredients together in a saucepan.
Add Peppermint oil, water (if you are colouring add food colouring to the water) and vegetable oil to dry ingredients.
Whisk before heating as this will help remove any lumps from the mixture.
Cook over medium heat stirring until it becomes a thick ball.
Remove from the heat and knead the dough on a clean surface. The dough will be very hot so be careful!
If you would like to add Peppermint leaves to this dough, finely chop the leaves and knead into the cooled dough.
Store in an air tight container.
This dough is a great sensory activity and will delight your child with the strong but fresh smell.