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Fri, 25 Jun 2010
This Blog is also from Pastimes 4 U, only from Dreamland and not the Castle. There are many pictures to go with Creative fun for kids from Julie Duell, Just click on Diddilysdreamland to find the complete page

Have you dino's come to
have a look.... Nosey things, shoo.

"CREATIVE FUN FOR KIDS "–www.spriteland.wordpress.com/



Here is a well tested recipe for play dough and some valuable learning play ideas for using it with young children.   Because it is softer and more pliable than plasticine, it is ideal for tiny hands to manage and it can be a wonderful tool for learning dexterity, shapes – both 3 dimensional and flat, counting and exercising the imagination.


DRY ingredients

2 cups of white plain flour

1 cup of cooking salt

1 dessert-spoon of Cream of Tartar


1/3 cup of olive oil

Food colouring according to strength required



Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly.

Separately mix well: small quantity of water with the oil & food colouring.

Mix above wet and dry ingredients together with wooden spoon & keep adding  small quantitites of more water until mixture is smooth, even, & the consistency of thick paste or custard.  At this stage it will stick to wooden spoon or fingers.

Pour onto a non stick flat metal pan, spread out and place in a hot oven for a few minutes.  The mixture will swell a little, take up surplus water and will no longer be sticky. Do not leave in oven too long.

Take out of oven, let cool enough to touch. Knead well until smooth, soft and should not stick to your hands.  Should the mixture turn out too sticky, add more  flour gradually and knead it in until it no longer sticks to your fingers.

If any mixture sticks to the work surface, sprinkle a little flour down first.

Play dough is now ready to use….have fun!!

NOTE:  The mixture will be too salty to be tempting to eat, but should a child try, the ingredients are normal non toxic kitchen ones.

CAUTION:  Do not leave in oven too long or you will end up with very salty bread.

STORE: in an air tight container or plastic bag.  No need to refrigerate. It will keep for months, as the salt is a preservative and the white flour is virtually dead.

Remember - any creative play activity shared with children is a most precious learning experience.  Enhancing their discovery the world around them with methods such as described in this Post is so rewarding and we share their thrill in accomplishment at each and every stage.

Please remember these wonderful images and recipes come from

"CREATIVE FUN FOR KIDS "–www.spriteland.wordpress.com/

Not from Diddily, she just want's you to see this wonderful free site and how much love has gone into making it special for all the children in the world like Diddily Dee Dot .
Now you can carry on to the next playlist and see if you can get any ideas from there.
Hugs Diddily Dee Dot xxx
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