I was browsing around for some inspiration when I received Anne‘s newsletter in my inbox. She was making play dough! I love making play dough and I hadn’t made a batch since Christmas so I thought: let’s do this! I didn’t follow her recipe but you certainly can.

Here is mine which doesn’t contain salt which is great for kids who still mouth everything, which means a younger sibling could play as well.

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • some rosewater
  • a few drops of red food coloring or whatever color you wish to use
  • Mix it all until desired consistency!

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  • I also had available some heart-shaped cookie cutters, some silver sparkles and white sequins as well as a pink flower which had done her time!

I really loved the consistency of this play dough and Sixtine did too! Let us know what you think if you try it! I hope you aren’t too tired of pinks, reds, and hearts yet! There is more to come!

 

13 thoughts on “No Salt Rose Scented Play Dough

  1. Delphine

    Hi Deb,
    I’m going to try it. One question though, there’s water? How much rose water do you put in? I mean is it for the scent or for the liquid?
    Thanks!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hi Delphine, thank you so much for your comment! I wrote this late in the evening and forgot to add 1/2 cup of water. I just updated the post! As for rosewater, it is just for the scent so to be quite honest, I just eyeballed it. Add some, smell it and if it is not strong enough, add some more :) Looking forward to seeing your masterpiece!

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  2. Anne

    I can’t wait to try this with Elise – the salt in our play dough is really drying out my hands. This salt-free recipe sounds perfect for winter! Also, I keep meaning to ask you this, but where is Sixtine’s doll from? I love how realistic she looks!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hi Anne! Thank you for your comment. The pink was inspired by your recent entry! I wasn’t able to find grapefruit essence so I thought we’d try rose! It is a great recipe – especially for little ones who still mouth everything. Also, I find the olive oil did wonders on my hands!
      Sixtine got this doll on her first birthday. There is a very nice local toy boutique where we live that sell them. I have to go again soon to get a doll for Victoire’s first birthday so I will check for you as I can’t remember the brand!

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  3. Christy

    It’s a snow day here and I was stuck about what to do with Jamie, because there’s no Montessori today. So we tried this! We made some red and some blue dough :-) Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hi Heather! Unfortunately, this play dough doesn’t hold up very long so I suggest keeping it in the fridge for a couple days…after that it will start fermenting!
      Let me know how you like it!

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  5. ourmontessorijourney

    wow Rose water!!! never though of it, today I made a batch and added some scented coconut oil and in another batch some cinnamon but rose water sounds so divine! I was brought up with lots of food that had rosewater as a scented element and it just reminds me of home! will try it next time and pink nicely goes with rosewater, perfect combination :-)

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