Early Years – World of Play

Recipes safe for scented and taste play

Scented play doesn’t have to be expensive, mix your own with these recipe ideas!

Scented play doesn’t have to be expensive, mix your own with these recipe ideas!

Christmassy scented dough

Make your own simple Christmas scented dough for sensory play fun with your children!
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Cinnamon salt dough

Make your own scented salt dough which can be moulded and baked to keep!
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Gingerbread slime

Discover how to make your own gooey gingerbread slime.
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Edible play recipes

Edible Moon Sand from bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/moon-sand

Edible Sludge from andnextcomesl.com

Edible finger paint from theimaginationtree.com/homemade-edible-finger-paint-recipe

Taste safe chalk tutorial on YouTube from the Early Childhood and Family Service https://youtu.be/jS8YGdidfIk

Jelly bean slime from team-cartwright.com/jelly-bean-slime/

Taste safe ooblek slime – you simply start with water and then add cornstarch to get the desired non-newtonian consistency!
Get a tutorial at bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/oobleck

Edible and scented sensory squishy play– you can use ready made icings and mix them with flour to make a nice texture to play with – chocolate could be muddy themed sensory play, vanilla the seaside. You could try adding hundreds and thousands!

Skittles paint – This is really fun for your child to help you make! Take a few of the same coloured Skittles and sit them in a small area of water and the colour will come away and mix with the water to make an edible, watercolour Skittles paint!

Two ingredient edible sensory foam from foodsciencemom.com/two-ingredient-edible-sensory-foam

15 edible play dough recipes for kids from kidsactivitiesblog.com/53932/edible-playdough-recipes

Fake snow from bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-fake-snow

Bake your own festive Braille biscuits

Festive, scented, edible and educational!
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Keep exploring…