Apple Sauce No Cook Play Dough
September is make your own no cook play dough!
I signed on to the 12 months of sensory dough play as a sort of therapy for my son who has a sensory processing disorder diagnosis. He can’t stand for his hands to be messy and often needs to wash them right away if something gets on his hands or spills on his hands. As you can imagine, mud, shaving cream, lotion, finger paint, slime, even bubbles that are too dry and the like are not that appealing to him! I love the idea of messy play experiences and want to introduce him to different types to broaden his experiences and become more comfortable with this type of play.
Apple Sauce No Cook Play Dough
This super simple no cook play dough is GLUTEN FREE! We didn’t have any regular flour on hand so we used what we had. Usually I add cream of tartar as well, but we didn’t have any of that either. Our favorite traditional no cook play dough recipe is from the Imagination Tree. However, regular flour will work but you will need probably a full cup of regular flour instead of the coconut flour!
Supplied Needed To Make Dough
You may need to tinker around with no cook play dough recipe to find the right mix for you. Every time I make it I end up adding a little more liquid or a little more flour! To sticky? Add flour. To dry? Add a little liquid. This play dough, like many gluten free baked goods, is a bit cumbly but forms a nice ball too!
- 1/2-3/4 cup of coconut flour (about 1 cup of regular flour)
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 tablespoons approx warm water
- 1/2 cup of warm apple sauce
- 1/4 cup of oil
How To Make Apple Sauce No Cook Play Dough
- Measure coconut flour (regular flour) into a bowl
- Warm apple sauce and water in microwave but don’t boil
- Measure and add salt and oil to flour
- Add a good shake of cinnamon
- Pour in applesauce
- Mix well (add flour or liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency)
- Form a ball and lay out an invitation to play!
Supplies For Kitchen Play
Initially I placed a few kitchen tools on the table with the dough. I had chosen a melon baller and a set of tongs. I had no idea how much fun he would have these tools and ask for more. We have collected all sorts of kitchen tools for play and baking. I also gave him some whole cloves, but he wasn’t as interested in these and didn’t care for the smell! Try some of these kitchen tools with your no cook play dough:
I set him up on a sheet of wax paper for easy clean up!
Apple Sauce No Cook Play Dough Sensory Play
Take a look at all the fun we had with this awesome smelling coconut, cinnamon, apple sauce, no cook play dough. A bit on the crumbly side but it easily formed a ball and worked well with our style of play. Try the traditional play dough recipe I linked to above if you want a play dough to really sculpt with instead.
Kitchen Tools Play
We added some simple kitchen tools to our no cook play dough activity. Always look through your drawers to see what you can find to change up the play. I bet you have everything you need for great morning or afternoon play!
This play dough also feels nice on the hands and is not as drying as some we have made. Perfect Fall sensory play too!
Quick, Easy, No Cook Play Dough! We used our cupboard ingredients to experiment with a new type of play dough!
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