Make Lemon Myrtle Infused Playdough in 5 Minutes

Date :
December 12, 2019

The Christmas school holidays can bring much anticipated excitement as there are many baking and crafting activities to enjoy at this special time of year.

There are so many treats that can be baked, crafts to be made and parties to be had. But sometimes, a little time out is needed to break up the busyness. This craft activity will offer your child a sensory experience and may give you a much needed break from all of the Christmas things.

I’ve never met a child that hasn’t loved playdough, and this recipe is one you can make in 5 minutes. You will most likely have the ingredients in your pantry. For a twist, we are going to add Australia’s much loved scent of lemon myrtle to help your little ones relax as they knead and pound the playdough.

You will need:

·         1 ½  cups of plain flour

·         ½ cup table salt

·         2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

·         1 tablespoon of oil

·         5 drops of Lemon Myrtle essential oil

·         Green food colouring

·         1 cup of boiling water


Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredients which include the flour, table salt and cream of tartar together,

Step 2: Add the oil and drops of Lemon Myrtle to the dry mix. Give it a stir,

Step 3: Add drops of food colouring to the boiling water. Make sure you have an adult with you when handling boiling water.

Step 4: Add the boiling water slowly and mix. Don’t add all the water at once. You may only use ¾ of the cup to get the right consistency.

Step 5: Knead and roll the dough to cut out shapes or collect some gumnuts and leaves from outside to create a landscape.

The playdough can be stored in a plastic container and will last a few days.

You could also make a playdough kit and give this as a gift with some May Gibbs story books or Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Bowl and Spoon Gift Set.