We all know that familiar smell. It wafts through your kid’s Valentines bag every year. Cinnamon candy hearts. Now, I am actually not a fan of these, but I LOVE the smell of them! They smell sweet and spicy and cinnamony, yet when you pop one in your mouth it’s unlike any other flavour. Whether that’s good or bad is up to you!
I love using unusual or different smells for making homemade play dough. It just adds an extra sensory experience, and if I’m being honest, it’s fun thinking up new scents!
Here’s the basics for making this fun play dough:
The graphic above is Pinterest-able, so go ahead and save it to your diy play dough board for future reference!
Here’s a few notes about this recipe:
- You don’t have to use a stand mixer, but it helps. You can use a regular bowl and spoon and mix with good ol’ fashioned elbow grease.
- When you remove the water from the microwave, the glass will be HOT! Be careful when grabbing it. You need the water to be super hot to dissolve the salt in the dry ingredients.
- Depending on your climate, your play dough may seem sticky. Just add a bit of flour until it isn’t sticky any more. I always leave mine a tad sticky, because as the kids play with it, it will dry out.
- Store in an airtight container, otherwise it may dry out. If that happens, simply place a baby wipe in your airtight container with the play dough overnight. In the morning squish it with your hands and it will be good as new!