Making toys for your toddler or as a gift for another child can be particularly pleasing. In toy design, you can include your own unique ideas to classic infancy treasures and in the process of doing so, make the child very happy (Finest Christmas Toys). This article stipulates some clear instructions for a very simple, yet very effective project of toy making. This project will require just a little mixing, and the toddler can participate in doing so, especially with the decoration.
Toddlers don’t require fancy toys with sounds and batteries and flash lights (Best child toys). Generally speaking, a good quality toy should challenge a kid at his very development level (Child toy guide). A good child’s toy should be:
- safe for that infant's age, well designed, and durable;
- attractive and appealing to the kid;
- suited to the infant's physical abilities, and
- Suited to the infant's social and mental development.
This play dough designed here meets the above qualities and is suitable for toddlers aged: 18 to 24 Months.
Using the following play dough recipe, one will be able to construct completely squishy, multi-colored dough that can keep for a long time in a container that is airtight. You can choose to use zip lock bags, old baby food jars or any container that effectively locks out air.
By making use of just normal kitchen paraphernalia, it will be possible to have some dough for your child to play with and squish very soon. Because such play dough is made using bits and pieces that you know, then you can be comfortable that if your child eats some, that is ok.
Play dough Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of table salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup water
- food colors
Step 1; Measure out the above ingredients and place them together in a bowl. You don’t have to put them in a certain order, it is a simple mixing. Just put them in a big bowl and start mixing the assortment with your hands. However, to make play dough with a more humid climate, you just add a pinch of flour. If the play dough is too sticky and wet, add more flour. When too dry, add little water.
Step 2; Grasp a ball of the dough and using your finger, make an indent. Place a few drops of food colors in the depression you have made. Fold the dough over and over carefully until the food color is well mixed. Care should taken to avoid getting wet coloring onto your hands. You will need at least five drops grocery store food coloring for the same.
This play dough recipe will make enough to fill six average baby food jars. Store your colors into airtight containers or in the fridge. This play dough can keep just fresh for about six months.
Toddlers will love squishing the play dough and other than just squishing it, the child will love to cut press things into the play dough and to flatten it out. Use cookie cutters, spoons, sticks...get innovative and enjoy.