Looking for something a little different that is a great sensory activity and helps with fine motor skills? This homemade oatmeal playdough recipe is quick and easy. You won’t have to worry about your little one putting it in their mouth because it is edible, although I am not sure how good it would taste! The texture of this is different than normal play dough which will make for a nice change and makes a great tactile sensory experience.
For This Activity You need
-3/4 cup flour
–1/2 cup water
-1 cup oats ( I used old fashioned but I don’t think it would matter)
How to Make Oatmeal Playdough
First mix the flour, water, and oats together well and add food coloring if desired
Then hand knead until smooth. This starts out very sticky, so add in more flour as you knead to make it smooth. This is a very dough like playdough. Which makes it super fun for playing bakery.
Simple as that! When you are done playing with it, store it in a ziplock bag in the fridge to extend the life of it. 🙂
You can use simple kitchen tools to extend the fun with this play dough. Some ideas are below.
You could use a potato masher
Or a cookie cutter
Using a non sharp knife is super fun for kids. As are forks!
You might also like peppermint scented playdough or chocolate scented playdough!
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