Christmas Playclay Brings Fun and Relaxation for Kids (and Parents)
If you are looking for a little something to help keep your kiddos occupied while you do a few extra holiday tasks or during a family party, then our homemade play clay maybe just the thing you need. The secret to our easy to make play clay is its relaxing scent. The lavender brings about a calming effect and the tea tree oil helps to keep the dough germ free for multiple uses. Perfect for children who experience anxiety, ADD or crankiness, this clay can be made in a flash with a few kitchen ingredients.
You will need the following ingredients:
2 c. flour
1 c. salt
4 tsp. cream of tartar
2 c. water
3 tsp. oil (sunflower, canola, or veggie)
8-10 drops of lavender essential oil
3-4 drops of Tea Tree essential oil
~20 drops of your favorite water based food colouring - you could use red or green for Christmas.
Mix the dry ingredients in a clean, dry non-stick pot. Next, add the water followed by the other wet ingredients including the food colouring. Over medium heat, stir mixture briskly with a wooden or plastic spoon. (A rice paddle works best.) Stir until the mixture gels very well. This takes about 5 minutes or so. Make sure to fold the mixture every so often in your mixing to prevent it from scorching.
That Resource Team