With two toddlers and a baby I often find there are certain activities I can do that are great for my older two but just not suitable to Lottie. Recently I’ve been looking for alternatives that mean Lottie doesn’t get left out but are still safe and fun for her too!
A couple of weeks ago I posted about making Paints for babies using yogurt it was really popular – seems there are lots of parents having the same problems finding fun activates for the younger ones!
Now play dough is a big hit in out house – the girls love making it with me and then will spend hours playing with it. We have it out every single day you can find the non-cook recipe I use with them here. Whilst I know exactly what’s going in to this recipe and nothing is harmful for Lottie to play with there are food colouring’s and lots of salt in there. With a baby who like to put everything in her mouth I would prefer to find an even more baby proof way to get her involved.
Two ingredient play dough for babies
Today I found the perfect alternative; it’s so simple with just two ingredients and I would put money on you having them in your cupboards already..
What do you need to make two ingredient play dough for babies?
- Plain flour
It’s as simple as that.
No it’s not in bright colours and it will only last one day but she was so happy to be involved with her sisters and me playing at the table like a big girl.
How to make two ingredient play dough for babies
I just threw it in a bowl but for exact measurements I’d go 1 cup flour to 1/4 cup hot water and add a little more flour or water to get the right consistency.
This is actually probably the smoothest quickest play dough I have ever made. Lottie did eat some – quite enjoyed it as well actually but as it’s just flour I didn’t mind at all!
Of corse if you wanted to add some colour in you could use a drop or two of a natural food colouring, or add in some essential oils to build on the sensory experience for your baby.
I hope you enjoy this two ingredient play dough for babies. If you did you may want to check out my 12 activities to entertain your 6 month old baby.