This sparkly winter 2 ingredient play dough is perfect for sensory play. I also added a couple of extra special things to make fit our winter theme.
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This play dough is so easy to make and is the softest homemade play dough you will ever make.
2 Ingredient Play Dough Recipe
- 1/2 cup hair conditioner
- 1 cup cornstarch – you will need more to get the right consistency, but this is a good starting point.
Spruce essential oil (optional)
You will also need a mixing bowl and a spoon or spatula.
2-Ingredient Homemade Play Dough Instructions
Measure the hair conditioner into a bowl and then mix in the essential oil and cornstarch. You will likely need more than 1 cup of cornstarch, but 1 cup is a good measurement to start with.
You are looking for a smooth and soft texture, one that does not break away or crumble when you knead it like bread.
In order to get the right consistency, you may need to add more cornstarch. The nice thing about this recipe is if you add too much cornstarch, you can just add more conditioner until it reaches the consistency you need.
Homemade Play Dough Storage Tips
To store homemade play dough, I keep it in a plastic bag and place it in our invitation-to-play wooden tray with whatever other items I decide to put with it (typically play dough tools, cookie cutters, etc).
If you are not actively playing with it, you can place it into a plastic storage bin with a lid. I do not keep it in the fridge, just leave it out at room temperature.
If it happens to get left out overnight or for a few hours it will begin to crumble apart and dry out. You can try adding more hair conditioner and cornstarch as needed to try and get it back to the right consistency to play with.
We had a lot of fun playing with this. I plan on making it monthly with different themes and scents.
Recommended Products to Make This Activity
Nonscents Conditioner- Truly Unscented & Fragrance-Free – Beautiful Shine – Great De-tangler and Smoother – Nice on Curls – Safe for Scent Sensitive and Allergies!Jason Fragrance-Free Conditioner, 32 Fluid OuncePacon Spectra Glitter Sparkling Crystals, Sky Blue, 4-Ounce Jar (91670)Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (50 Count)Sterilite 19889804 70 Quart/66 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 4-Pack
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