Homemade Lavender Play Dough

This natural playdough has a beautiful color and scent. It is wonderful for sensory play.

Kneading the dough is a great workout for little fingers that are developing their fine motor skills. And as you play you are releasing the soothing fragrance.


2 cups plain flour
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2-3 drops purple food coloring
2-3 drops of lavender essential oil


Add in one and half cups of just-boiled water and mix all your ingredients together to form your dough. Give it a good knead for a couple of minutes, and you are ready to play.