::: sand playdough
As we have been running some workshops on sand recently, it has caused us to think widely about uses we can find for this wonderful, cheap and accessible product.
All children love playdough and all children love sand (well nearly all!) …
so why not combine them?
We found an uncooked recipe that is very successful.
4 cups clean sand
3 cups flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup oil
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Knead it until it forms a ball. Add more water if it is too dry or more flour if it is too wet.
It combines sand table play and playdough, and children never want to put it away.
It is good for children that are very tactile.
We also like to adapt our mini playdough recipe to include sand so the children can make individual batches of dough. They love mixing up their own.
1 tablespoon clean sand
4 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Additional sand to roll playdough through for added texture
Alternatively you could make up your regular playdough recipe, a little wetter than usual, and provide the children with containers of sand to roll and mix the playdough through!