This conditioner playdough is made from apple-scented hair conditioner and is a lovely sensory activity!
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I really wanted to make an apple sensory dough this year. When I previously made an apple scented play recipe I used apple Jello powder! After reading around for a bit there are many other ways of getting that apple scent – apple fragrance oil, apple hand soap, apple extract or apple hair shampoo or conditioner. The latter option really stood out for me, as it only needed two ingredients. This was the most popular recipe that I found.
Apple Conditioner Playdough Recipe
- 1 cup apple-scented conditioner
- 2.5 cups cornstarch
I wanted stronger colours in this dough, however, so I split the mixture into two bowls, and added some icing gel colours – red to one half and green to the other.
It took quite a lot of mixing to get the colour even, and I didn’t quite manage it because my son found me and wanted to know what I was making! I tipped both colours into a baking dish and handed it over.
Note: This activity can get rather messy. My son is very careful but I still had to do some clean-up after he had finished.