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Debbie 2nd Apr 2019 Activity Director
How much dough does it make ! Enough for 3 or 4 people or is this recipe just for person?
Solange 3rd Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist
Hi Debbie. The recipe is enough for 3 to 4 people.
Emma 9th Jan 2018 Engagement Coordinator
I gave some playdough to a Resident & his wife so they could do something whilst they were together (I was using it as a hand manipulation exercise really)..when he started manipulating the dough, rolling it in to a smooth ball then flattening it and then smoothing it out with a knife. The wife likened it to window putty & her husband was preparing the "putty" to replace a window with.
She was overjoyed that he was doing something of his own accord (as he is quite far along his Dementia Journey)
Solange 10th Jan 2018 Diversional Therapist
Hi Emma, well done! It gives one so much satisfaction seeing a client totally focused on a meaninful activity of his own.
Kathleen 21st Jun 2016 RAO Memory Support
Thank you Marina, I have another recipe for play dough which calls for baby oil rather than the usual cooking oil, it keeps for much longer and smell nicer. I like your method of cooking the pots and then painting them, thank you for posting.
Ann-Maree 28th Jun 2016 Recreation Activity Officer
Hi Kathleen,
what is the recipe for the play dough with baby oil?
Kathleen 4th Jul 2016 RAO Memory Support
Basically replace the cooking oil with baby oil, it smells nicer and keeps longer too.
Laureen 19th Nov 2015 Personal care assistant
A wonderful idea, lots of good suggestions. This activity will give pleasure with tactile sensory. Biscuit shaped cutters can also be used.
allison 8th Sep 2015 Dementia Team Manager (RN)
I use "Soft as cloud dough" with my residents. It has a lovely feeling to it and I also add essential oils especially lavender for relaxation.
Try it:
1 part conditioner
2 parts corn flour/corn starch
Food colouring (optional)
essential oils (optional)
Mix together and it feels beautiful, I even play with it for ages
Jenni 18th Mar 2017 Diversional Therapist
Allison,when you say 1 part conditioner,how much ?
Sharon 5th Sep 2014 RAO
I add some essential oil to the dough, lavender or something pleasing to the nose, and food colouring if you do not want to paint afterwards. Our Physio was very impressed as the dough can be used by all and is good exercise for the hands. This activity has a very calming affect on behaviours.
Astrid 27th Jun 2013 Lifestyle Co-ordinator
I also have tried play dough with success. We have also used it with more able people in a game where players have to make an object unknown to other players out of the dough and they have to guess what it is. Of course clues can be offered too.I would make sure you are using a fresh batch each time as mould will grow on the play dough if left for some time (even wrapped up in plastic wrap in a sealed container.).
talita 17th Jun 2013
Thank you Marina!
Marina 12th Jun 2013 Diversional Therapist I/T
A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Play dough crafts