Peppermint scented play dough
Play dough is so much fun on it’s own, but it’s even more fun when it’s scented. This minty play dough seems to release even more of it’s fragrance as it warms when played with. It’s made using peppermint tea; we also added a few drops of green food colouring to add more depth to the colour, but this is completely optional and can be left out if you want to keep your play dough more natural.
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water
1 peppermint tea bag
green food colouring, optional
Place the tea bag into the boiling water for a few minutes to infuse while you get started on the play dough. Add the flour, salt and cream of tartar into a large bowl and mix to combine. Stir through the oil. Gradually add the boiling water, only a small amount at a time, to the dry mixture and stir until the mixture resembles dough. You may need more or less than 1 cup of water, just use as much water as necessary to get to the dough stage.
Add a few drops of the green food colouring if using and stir through the dough. Knead the dough using your hands for a few minutes until the food colouring is evenly mixed through the dough, and the dough is soft and pliable. Store the tough in an air tight container when not being used and it should keep for months.