How to Make Calming Lavender Play-Dough


Lavender playdough (1)


My 4-year-old loves playdough and since we’ve started making our own it hasn’t been the same! For one, it’s cheap to make and only requires a few household ingredients, and you can make it into almost any scent imaginable! You can also check out our Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate, and Gingerbread Play-Dough recipes.

This time, we decided to make Play-dough in the calming lavender scent.

Lavender Play-Dough

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • red/blue food coloring mixed to make purple
  • 1 Tbsp lavender essential oil
  1.  Add flour, oil, water, salt oil, and cream of tartar to medium size pot & wisk
  2. Add red & blue food coloring to mixture (3 drops of each)
  3. Stir over low-med heat continuously stirring until playdough starts to form and is no longer sticky
  4. Remove from pan and let cool on dry surface
  5. once cooled enough to work with, flatten playdough with hands and add lavender essential oil gradually and knead
  6. Once playdough has cooled store in air tight containers

This play-dough is soft and great for calming, soothing sensory play!

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  1. June 9, 2016

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