Did you know it is International Playdough Day today? Therefor I am sharing our newest batch of dough: beach themed microwave dough!
We are continuing our preschool theme ‘Under the Sea’, and I thought to make a playdough that will fit the theme. So I tweaked our normal microwave recipe a bit to get this playdough that looks like real beach sand!
2 cups of cake flour
1 cup of Wheat Bran
1/2 cup of salt
3 cups of water
2 tablespoons of cream of tarter
3 tablespoons of oil
Mixed all the ingredients in a microwavable dish.
Cover and microwave for 4 minutes and stir.
Microwave another 3 minutes and stir.
If it still has a wet texture, microwave for 1 minute at a time until it is the consistancy of playdough. (The time you microwave will depend on the strength of your microwave)
We added shells when we played. My 21 month old liked to press the shells into the dough, while the 4 year old hid the shells in the dough and I had to find it. This dough has lovely texture, but is moldable and squishy like normal playdough.
This week the students in my class will play with dough in different ways. I will update this post with more photos soon!
Why don’t you head over to my fellow bloggers to see how they “celebrate” playdough day: