December 17, 2020 2 min read

Our good friend Georgie Hannan has teamed with us to bring you a series of natural, low-tox and handy DIYs you can enjoy at home, with little to no additional spending required!

Here she shares how to make a natural, simple and waste-free children's Christmas gift with her special little helper, Esmeralda. Aromatic playdough is a wonderful sensory tool (not just touch, but smell, too) and perfect if you've run out of time and ideas for your littlest ones as it uses ingredients you probably already have at home!

It's also a fun activity for the festive season– keep the kids occupied when guests are over. They can play away using their little imaginations!

Here, Georgie shares her recipe for AROMATIC PLAYDOUGH in the first of our DIY series.

 

AROMATIC PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

Ingredients

One batch makes up to three handful-sized portions.

2 cups plain flour 

2 cups water

2 tablespoons oil - olive or coconut oil

4 tablespoons cream of tartar

1 cup salt

 

Optional add-in:

Lavender or wild orange essential oil (or oil of your choice)

5-10 drops

🌱Lavender is very gentle and calming for young children and is also the oil of communication!

🌱Wild orange is uplifting, good for immune support and is the oil of abundance which inspires creativity and positivity!

 

Method

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan (except the essential oil)

Pop on medium heat for 3-5 minutes until it's combined and a smooth consistency

Take off heat

Pop onto a board sprinkled with flour 

Knead until smooth

Once cooled you can add in your lavender or wild orange essential oil, 5-10 drops 

Knead again, and it's ready for playtime!

 

If you are making this for gifts:

Divide into three portions

Use a glass jar or anything you have at home you can reuse!

Tie some jute twine around it with some rosemary, and it'll smell amazing!!

 

Get the kids to collect some flowers, herbs, or leaves from the garden to create with!

 

This gets five ticks from us:

Waste-free 

Plastic-free 

Simple 

Affordable 

Natural 

 

And finally, have LOTS of fun this festive season and share your creations with us!


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