Back to Basics: DIY Sensory Play Recipes

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Back to Basics

Sensory play can be a wonderful tool for young children to explore  their senses in a fun way.  It motivates young children to use  their fine motor skills,  helps with hand-eye coordination and visual processing.

There are so many helpful ideas online,  It becomes difficult and overwhelming task to look and choose one activity to meet the needs of a child.   Especially, for those of us who are trying out this process for the first time.

It’s always a good idea to know the basic recipes.    It’s best to have the child explore basic element before introducing  additional things with different color, texture, or smell.

 Commonly Used Materials

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  • Food Coloring
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Pasta
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch

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Recipes  

Cloud Dough

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4  Cup Oil

Cooked Playdough

  • 1  Cup Flour
  • 1  Cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2  Cup Salt
  • 1  Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1  Tablespoon Oil
  • Food Coloring as desired

Edible Fingerpaint

1/2  Cup Cornstarch
1/2  Teaspoon  Salt
3   Tablespoon Sugar
2  Cups Cold Water
Food Coloring  as desired

Colored Pasta

  • 1  Cup Alcohol
  • 1 1/2 Cup  Pasta ( any size and shape)
  • Food Coloring as desired

DIY Tutorials

Cooked Playdough Recipe

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Homemade Dirt Recipe

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Homemade Rainbow Snow Recipe

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Simple and Easy Colored Pasta

 

 

 

 

 

Cooked Playdough with Jello

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Edible Fingerpaint

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More Ideas

39 Ideas for Playing with Playdough

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