I’m a total believer that every child can benefit from thinking putty. Working their little hand muscles, keeping their brain focused, and just the thought of real relaxation, while they smooth the putty through their hands, are a few remarkable benefits. This perfect sensory tool can work wonders for adults too. That is why today we are sharing how to make thinking putty.
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We first fell in love with thinking putty with this Make Your Own Thinking Putty Kit. Sensory play is such a big part of our day and an important part of Little B’s homeschooling. I knew it was another homemade recipe I wanted to have here for everyday use.
This thinking putty recipe is easy and leads to hours and hours of enjoyment. Use it for therapy activities, sensory play, strengthening hand and finger muscles, and use it while you homeschool.
Homemade thinking putty is a cross between a super soft play dough and slime (without a mess 😉
This putty is so soft, similar to this amazing green apple scented play dough. You can easily mold it into any shape or use cool play dough tools with it. You can also stretch it, pull it, twist it, and squish it. It’s awesome!
Adding essential oils to your thinking putty gives it another level of therapy. Whether you use, lavender for a calming effect, peppermint for an energy boost, or something like A+ Attention for focusing.
This Easy 2 Ingredient Recipe Will Show You How to Make Thinking Putty
Thinking Putty Recipe
1 cup Cornstarch
3-4 oz. Lotion (unscented or scented)
*Optional Food Dye (we use Wilton Icing Colors)
*Optional Essential Oils
- Add 1 cup Cornstarch to bowl
- Squeeze 3-4 oz. of lotion into your bowl of Cornstarch
- Mix it with your spoon and then your hands – kneading the dough until smooth.
- Optional Add 1-2 drops of color and mix
- Optional Add 1 drop of Essential Oils
*This is a homemade putty, and your lotion might be a different consistency – If you find your putty too sticky add just a little more Cornstarch. If you find your putty a bit too doughy add a small squirt of lotion. This putty should feel soft and smooth. Perfect for molding, stretching, and playing.
Keep these in air tight containers for long term storage.
Have fun with your homemade putty
Make Your Own Thinking Putty
It’s easy, cheap, and an amazing sensory putty.
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