Shared By Aranui Rest Home And Hospital New Zealand
I work in a secure dementia wing and I found this activity excellent, even for the vision impaired.
2 cups salt,
5 cups flour,
2 cups warm water,
Mix together & knead well.
The dough is more grainy than ordinary play dough and needs to be covered in plastic utill it is used up. It does not keep for long and needs to be used on the same day.
We started off rolling the dough into snakes, 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 shapes are ready bake at 150 1 1/2 hr approx till dry.
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.