Earlier this week I introduced you to Love 2 Love, a new body spray and perfume that you can get exclusively at Walmart…but that is not the point of this post. Its to let you know what we did with our spray AFTER! As you know I am a parenting and kid related blog, so anytime I can make a household item be used in more than one way, it saves us money and also means we have a lot of fun around here. So we took our body sprays and make a really fun sensory experience that even the men (think little man) could enjoy without spritzing. While you probably do not want to use your high end $200 perfume on this idea, you may have a pantry full of spritzers and sprays.
As long as the top comes off, you are good!
Perfumed Play Dough
First you will need to create homemade playdough. This was the first time we have done that and it was QUICK and easy. If you are going through playdough/fun dough a lot, making it is SO easy and the texture was perfect. I actually got this recipe from Mommy Footprint and it includes flour, cream of tartar, oil, salt and food dye.
To get her exact measurements you can head over and she has a whole post to explain how to make it. It honestly took me minutes! I will NEVER buy canned again!
Once the dough was ready I broke it into three parts and used food coloring to alter my plain white dough into something more fun. I chose colors to match the spritzer smells. If you have a rose scent you can match to pink, if you have lavender, match to purple and on….
Then I poured about a tsp of spritzer in each bowl and kneaded the smell into each play dough ball, washing my hands in between so as not to mix up the smells. As you can see I used cute little jars with latches to store the dough.
This works with any body spray but make sure you monitor your young ones. This is NOT edible so you do not wanting them putting it in their mouths….yuck! This might be a project for 3 and up although my 2.5 year old is far away from that stage so he played fine with it.
TIP: For your older kids, see if they can pick out a smell from each jar!
I hope this inspirational idea gives you something new to do with dough in your home!
Spritzers were provided by Lunchbox PR as samples