We have been enjoying the spring weather! Though I do wish it would make up it’s mind! We have had a hot 36 degree day, followed by a cooler 26 degree day, followed by a couple of days of rain. Never the less, Spring is the perfect time to let nature inspire our playtime and we really enjoyed making our Spring paper plate sun catchers the other day! Continuing on with our little spring time theme, we made this lemon scented playdough which was a real treat for the senses!

I used my favourite cooked playdough recipe – mostly because it’s easy and it never fails me.

What you need:
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup table salt {it is finer than cooking salt and will produce a smoother playdough}
1 cup of water
1 Tb cream of tartar
1 Tb cooking oil
1-2 drops of lemon essential oil or 1-2tsp lemon essence – depending on how strong you want the scent.
a few drops of yellow food colouring

To make:
Mix all the ingredients into a saucepan – use a whisk to help smooth out any lumps and to disperse the food colouring evenly. Mix until it thickens and forms a ball when you stir. Allow to cool slightly and knead before play. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


Chloe really enjoyed the different scent to this playdough. She cut and chopped and rolled and squished all while saying “it smells so good!”.