10 Two Ingredient Recipes for Sensory Play | Slime, Play Dough, Putty & More

The current times call for extra creativity and more indoor activities. 10 Two Ingredient Recipes for Sensory Play on this list including play dough, dust, putty and slime.

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Last week I shared 20 Board Games Under $20 and 50 Things for Kids to do in (or Around) the House. This week I have a total of 13 boredom busters that are quick to create and are sure to keep little hands busy on long days indoors. Six of these quick activities are even edible! You will find that the three bonus recipes near the bottom of the page require a couple extra ingredients but they are just as much fun to make and play with.

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10 TWO INGREDIENT RECIPES
FOR SENSORY PLAY

Supplies:

Optional Supplies:

  • Food Coloring; if desired, add a bit of color to any one of these recipes
  • Craft Glitter; if desired, add glitter to the non-edible slime recipes
  • Edible Glitter; if desired, add sugary glitter to any one of the edible sensory play recipes

Instructions:

  • Simply add the two required ingredients to a mixing bowl then use a spatula to mix the ingredients until they are well combined.
  • If needed, add additional wet or dry ingredient noted to achieve desired consistency.
  • When adding food coloring to the play dough, dust, putty or slime be sure to mix the food coloring with only the wet ingredient before adding the dry ingredient.
  • If additional instructions are required see the links and/or any additional instructions below recipes.

10 Two Ingredient Recipes for Sensory Play that are quick to create and come in handy on those long days indoors or in isolation. (Plus 3 bonus recipes!)


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10 TWO INGREDIENT RECIPES
FOR SENSORY PLAY

SIMPLE NO COOK PLAY DOUGH

SOFT & SMOOTH PLAY DOUGH

SUPER SILKY PLAY DOUGH (aka Cloud Dough)

MOON DUST

  • Cornstarch
  • Shaving Cream
    **Equal parts of cornstarch & shaving cream; if you are adding food coloring mix it into the shaving cream before adding the cornstarch. Mix in a rubbermaid tub (or something similar).

CLOUD DUST

  • 5 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup Baby Oil
    **You can also use cooking oil; start with ¾ cup and add additional as needed for desired consistency. Mix in a rubbermaid tub (or something similar).

FUN FOAM

EDIBLE SILLY PUTTY

SUPER SWEET EDIBLE SLIME

EDIBLE FLUFFY SLIME

SLIME MADE WITH GLUE

BONUS 3 INGREDIENT RECIPES
FOR SENSORY PLAY

EDIBLE STARBURST SLIME (3 ingredient)

EDIBLE PEANUT BUTTER PLAY DOUGH (3 ingredient)

AND FOR THE PEEPS FANS
4 INGREDIENT RECIPE FOR SENSORY PLAY

PEEPS EDIBLE PLAY DOUGH (4 ingredient)

5 Peeps
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
1 ½ Teaspoon Coconut Oil

post-it notes with recipes for play dough, slime, putty & fun foam

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When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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