Homemade Naturally Dyed Playdough

Homemade naturally dyed playdough for our nature tots group tomorrow! I adapted a recipe by the @thejoyjournal (check out her gorgeous nature play ideas!) to make a large batch and to use fresh veg / berries instead of powdered for cos its what we had on hand. The colours don’t show well in the photos on such a grey day but they are so lovely and vibrant!⁣

Such a great recipe because it uses all store cupboard ingredients rather than cream of tartar / glycerin in most recipes which I never have in.

Just mix together:⁣
– 2 cups of flour ⁣
– 1 cup of salt⁣
– the juice of half a lemon ⁣
– 8 tsps of coconut oil ⁣
– 1 cup of warm water ⁣
– A couple of tablespoons of natural colouring – beetroot powder / turmeric etc (I just used a chunk of fresh beetroot / handful of elderberries blended with the water, oil and lemon then added to the wet to the dry ingredients). ⁣
Mix, the knead and add any extra flour or water if needed until resembles your perfect playdough consistency and voila!

Enjoy – my little ones did and I hope the whole group will tomorrow! L x

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Flower Petal Mandalas

Inspired by my lovely friend @mossy_oak_woods to make mandalas with petals now our tulips have finished – such a lovely, calming, no waste / mess art activity ❤
The days feel so long now, we are generally up around 6am with the kids, so by about 8pm after sunny days outside we hardly have the energy to get everyone to bed, then I can barely form a cohesive sentence after that 😂 Got that sun kissed, freckly nosed, body aching, summer exhaustion feeling tonight! L x

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