Calming Lavender Scented Playdough

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I am making a stress relief kit for Dancing Queen for her anxiety and I wanted to include some lavender scented playdough. The playdough makes a good sensory outlet for her and lavender is a soothing scent. I chose purple because purple is supposed to be the most calming colour. It turned out really well.

Calming Lavender Scented Playdough

Lavender Scented Playdough Recipe:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
3 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbsp. lavender
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups water
purple food colouring
glitter (optional – I used purple)

Mix the dry ingredients including the lavender together in a pot and stir in the oil, water and food colouring. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, being sure to scrape the sides and bottom. Cook until dough forms a ball. Remove from heat. Place it on a piece of wax paper. Knead. If you are adding glitter, add it in at this point. Let cool. Store in an airtight container or in a resealable bag.

You can find more playdough recipes and sensory ideas in the Sensory Bins book.

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  2. I love this idea! I think I could benefit from a fun play doh session with this.

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