Make your pint-sized Valentine something that smells fabulous and lasts for weeks- the fun will just keep on and on. Cinnamon scented play dough is a fun treat that builds fine motor skills, encourages imaginative play, and is just fun for littles and you! Homemade dough is safer than store bought and we prefer the scent and texture of this recipe to any purchased brand. Grab some supplies and let’s get busy making this Valentine’s day treat.
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
¼ cup salt
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
cinnamon extract or essential oil
1 cup very hot water
red food coloring
While you can stir this by hand I find it much easier to use my mixer as it cools faster, and I can keep my hands from being dyed by kneading the food coloring in- I just let the mixer do all the work.
Place flour, salt, and cream of tartar in mixer, combine on low (use flat beater attachment).
Heat water in microwave for 2 minutes, then add to dry ingredients until well blended.
Begin adding red food coloring, glitter, and cinnamon extract until the color and scent is how you want it.
Continue to mix on low until cool, if dough is still sticky add a bit of flour until smooth.
Supply your child with a roller, cookie cutters, or even small toys to play with in the dough.
Store in an airtight container when not in use, most batches last me for 1 to 2 months.