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Buttered Popcorn Scented Playdough

Looking for a craft that challenges all your senses? This Buttered Popcorn Scented Playdough is just what you’re searching for!

My kids love playdough. Plain and simple, they would seriously play with it all day every day if they could. And honestly, it’s one of those items that is really easy to love. It’s mushy, stretchy, moldable, and looks like buttered popcorn. Wait…what?!

Yep, you read that right! This Buttered Popcorn Scented Playdough may just change everything that you ever thought you knew about playdough. Your kids will love it because it’s still got the same qualities and characteristics as their normal playdough, but now…it looks like freshly popped buttered popcorn.

Unique Playdough Recipe for Sensory Play

That’s the great thing about playdough. It can literally be transformed into anything that you want it to be. The mind can mold it however it wants!

Let your little ones play around with the varying colors and see how well they can follow directions by trying to make their own buttered popcorn kernel.

And as a reward after listening and doing their best, how fun would it be to end with a real snack of buttered popcorn for everyone to eat?! Combining educational and fun rewards is always a winning combo

Ingredients You Need to Make Buttered Popcorn Scented Playdough

  • 1 cup flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, divided
  • 1 cup warm water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (or vegetable oil), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon popcorn flavoring oil
  • Food colorings – yellow and green
  • Candy Corn for Sensory play

How To Make Buttered Popcorn Playdough

Make Two Batches, One with Yellow Food Coloring and One with Green Food Coloring

Add 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. 

Place 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon oil into a medium saucepan.  Add the popcorn flavoring oil and 3-4 drops of either the yellow or green food coloring.  Stir well to distribute. 

Pour the flour mixture into the water, a little at a time, and whisk until the lumps are dissolved. 

Place saucepan on stovetop under medium heat.  Stir continuously until a large ball of dough forms.  Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. 

Knead with your hands for about 5 minutes until soft and pliable.  Store in an airtight plastic bag for up to 1 month.

Buttered Popcorn Playdough

Buttered Popcorn Playdough

Yield: 1 cup of playdough
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Looking for a craft that challenges all your senses? This Buttered Popcorn Scented Playdough is just what you’re searching for!

Materials

  • 1 cup flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, divided
  • 1 cup warm water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (or vegetable oil), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon popcorn flavoring oil
  • Food colorings – yellow and green
  • Sensory play – candy corn

Instructions

    1. Make 2 batches, one with yellow food coloring and one with green food coloring
    2. Add 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
    3. Place 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon oil into a medium saucepan.  Add the popcorn flavoring oil and 3-4 drops of yellow or green food coloring.  Stir well to distribute.
    4. Pour the flour mixture into the water, a little at a time and whisk until the lumps are dissolved.
    5. Place saucepan on stovetop under medium heat.  Stir continuously until a large ball of dough forms.  Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
    6. Knead with your hands for about 5 minutes until soft and pliable.  Store in an airtight plastic bag for up to 1 month.

Sensory and Motor Play Tip for Playdough

Shape the yellow playdough into the shape of a large corn cob.  Create husks on both sides with the green playdough.  Place candy corn all over the corn cob.

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