Lavender Hydrangea Play Dough

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Today is our first day back to “normal” since returning from our week-long vacation on Lake Winnipesaukee. John went back to work this morning and Jack and I have done stuff around the house, mostly playing and some mild housework.

This morning I saw the flowers on our hydrangea bush are just about gone. I decided to pick some remaining flowers and make play dough. Lavender essential oil adds a nice touch and Jack really enjoyed the floral dough. This would be a great way to use up any remaining flowers from the garden or inside your home.

Lavender Hydrangea Play Dough Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tbsp cream of tartar, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1.5 cups of boiling water, 5 drops of lavender essential oil, and 1 handful of hydrangea flowers.

Directions: Combine all dry ingredients into a bowl or pot. Mix in vegetable oil and essential oil. Add water and mix until it is a dough consistency.

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To use, spread out on wax paper and have kiddos roll out the dough and add in the flowers.  It doesn’t take long to cool and is usable almost immediately.

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Enjoy the aroma and color!

Happy Homemaking,

The Joyful Homemaker

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