Rosewater Playd Dough Recipe via Lessons Learnt Journal (1)

Only a week ago, I packed away my winter coats and readied myself for the continual wearing of flip-flops. Ha! Temperatures today have dropped, rains have arrived and our heaters are back on. Thank goodness for homemade play dough; our ever faithful go-to play resource, especially on wet days.

Rosewater Play Dough Recipe via Lessons Learnt Journal 01 (1)

Here’s a most beautiful scented homemade play dough. Easy as pie to make and keeps very well in an air tight container, (ours can keep for months).

Homemade Rosewater Play Dough
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1204 calories
202 g
0 g
30 g
26 g
2 g
1066 g
113207 g
1 g
0 g
26 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1204
Calories from Fat 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 113207mg
Total Carbohydrates 202g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 cup salt
  3. 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  4. 2 tablespoons cooking oils
  5. 2 cups water
  6. food colouring (using the ratio of 8 parts pink and 1 part purple)
  7. rosewater essence
  1. Combine all dry ingredients and mix.
  2. Add wet ingredients (except food colouring and rosewater essence) to the dry ingredients and mix.
  3. Place in a large pot and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it forms a ball.
  4. When the dough pulls away from the pan and the wet parts begin to look dry, take out the dough and knead until smooth.
  5. Once the dough has cooled, add food colouring and rosewater essence to personal preference.
  1. The quantities stated above makes enough for four adult handfuls. This homemade rosewater play dough is not to be consumed. The nutritional information provided here is placed here by default, as part of the printable recipe template I've used.
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To set up an invitation to play, I used:

  • table-mats
  • plates
  • small silver play cutlery
  • stamps
  • (N brought along a few superheroes to play).

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E thoroughly enjoyed exploring our homemade rosewater play dough using the small silver play cutlery. He was scooping and cutting all afternoon.

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N enjoyed stamping our homemade rosewater play dough with his superhero toys. I think he made some hero sandwiches at some point too.

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We’ll be playing with this beautiful homemade rosewater play dough rain, hail or shine, but I would love to know, what are your wet weather go-to play savers?

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N: 5 years, 3 months
E: 3 years, 2months
September 2013
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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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