Natural Living Monday #13

Good Monday Morning! Are you looking for gifts for a special child in your life to give during the upcoming holiday season?  Something homemade that inspires the imagination?  Something that gives kids hands on experience with herbs?

Play dough, need I say more?  

Maybe it is just me and my obsession with the stuff.  I do seem to talk about it a lot and make it often.  But in my opinion, play dough is really one of the best homemade gifts for little kids.  By adding herbs and essential oils to play dough kids get to experience herbs in an up close and personal way.  I find that they absolutely love it!  I smile every year when I make up a big batch of Christmas play dough to send off in the mail to all the sweet young ones in my life and of course I always make extra for my own kids to play with, though this year they seem less interested.  So sad, I guess they are growing up!

Last night we made up a special batch to send off.  We used lots of fun things to make it smell and sparkle like the Holidays.

Things Like....

  • ground cinnamon, copious amounts
  • ground cloves
  • beet root powder  for color
  • pink rose petals
  • orange essential oil
  • lots of different colors of glitter (this part is not so environmental... ah well...)

Once it was all cooked up and had cooled off we portioned it into plastic bags to keep it fresh and then wrapped it with sparkly tissue paper.  This will make a fun addition to gifts we send off in the mail!  Check out my post on Herbal Play Dough for the recipe to make your own play dough.

More Please!

The following links have great variations on play dough...

Cinnamon Day

Rose At Preschool for Valentine's Day

A Happy First Day of Preschool With Calming Aromatherapy

Herbal Play Dough

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