Shared By Aranui Rest Home And Hospital New Zealand
I work in a secure dementia wing and I found this activity excellent, even for vision impaired.
Recipe of play dough is:
2 cups salt,
5 cups flour,
2 cups warm water,
When shapes are ready bake at 150 1 1/2 hr approx till dry.
The dough is more grainy than ordinary play dough and needs to be covered by plastic till it is used up.
Does not keep for long, needs to be used that day.
We started off rolling dough like a snake, which was a lot of fun.
When they got the hang of it we made small pots, by using the long rolls of dough. We also made lots of heart shapes.
My residents did this activity for an hour, which was quite amazing, they can often lose interest.
We made pots by making round balls and using our thumbs and fingers.
When they were cooked, we painted them with acrylic paint, they look great.
I thought another time we might plait a Xmas wreath.
Best of luck.