Silky and stretchy play dough using 2 ingredients

Silky and stretchy play dough using 2 ingredients

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To make this silky and stretchy play dough you will need

  • 1 cup conditioner (cheaper the better)
  • 2  cups cornflour/cornstarch (or 2 ¼ cups)
  • Glitter (optional)

Yep, that’s it!
Obviously cornflour can vary from country to country. If you find your dough crumbly then add a teaspoon more conditioner. If it’s too damp, add a teaspoon more cornflour. You may need to tweak the recipe slightly.

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Storing play dough
This lovely play dough can be kept for a number of weeks/months, depending on how well it is stored. I recommend, like with any play dough, wrap it very tightly with a few layers of cling wrap and store it in an air-tight container out of direct light.

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For something a little more interesting you might like to add coloured glitter to your child’s play dough experience.

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Some common recipes can make quite stiff play dough, however, this is lovely and soft, leaving a gorgeous fragrance from the conditioner.

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In my heart…

Printable Healing Heart Activity for children. Great for attachment, adjustment, grief and loss, and child to tap into some inner peace

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I invite you to just take a moment and focus your attention on your heart center in your body. Imagine all of the people, pets, memories, and other significant things resting here. They are being carried with you during your days, helping to make you who you are. Just thinking and being reminded of this can help calm us and help us make decisions according to what matters most to us. Just like adults, children have strong emotional connections and love for people, pets, and memories too, and helping children identify what and who is in their heart can be very significant. I often help children identify this then discuss how they can always think about their hearts and what is important to them to help them feel happy and safe anywhere they go. This can help children tap into an inner peace despite the outward chaos they often endure.

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Free MindWare Art – Coloring & Connect the Dots

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Face Coloring Page – Free Mindware Coloring Page 91004-3

Free sample of our Extreme Dot to Dot U.S. History book: 62011

Travel the USA right from the comfort of your own home with our Color Counts Travel the USA book. Here’s a free sample page from the book so you can get a little taste of what this awesome book is like: 62004

Go WILD with this free printable from our Hidden Predators Coloring Book: 50003

Here’s a free Extreme Dot to Dot printable from our Christmas Traditions book: 62010-2

Happy Halloween! Connect the dots to reveal a SPOOKY image from Extreme Dot to Dots: Legends & Lore 2: 54003

Modern Patterns: Botanical coloring book: f3f14adf1f735e3ee67d50c1564fe611

MindWare’s Extreme Dot to Dot Animals 2 book: 157dae880f39f26c4a562b3a5525f342

Think spring! Follow the color guide to reveal a scene from one of our favorite warm-weather activities:

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Extreme Dot to Dot: Around the USA:

Blank Puzzle

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Blank Puzzle: I use a similar copy to have kids identify their coping skills. I talk to them about how treatment and coping skills combine to make a complete puzzle. It is not just doing one thing that is going to make a difference. This is a great activity to do as a group, especially for those that think “all they need is the right med.” It highlights personal responsibility and overall good self-care.