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Make mint-scented modelling dough

Make mint-scented modelling dough

After growing some tasty mint, why not have a go at creating your very own mint-scented modelling dough? It's so easy to make with just a few household ingredients

Make mint-scented modelling dough

You'll need:

  • A large mixing bowl

  • Handful of fresh mint leaves

  • 240g plain flour

  • 135g salt

  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 300g boiling water

  • Peppermint extract

  • Green food colouring (optional)

Make mint-scented modelling dough

Let's get started

Step 1:

First,harvestsomefreshmintleavesfromyour plant and chop them finely. Make sure you have adult supervision when chopping

Step 2:

Mix the plain flour, salt, cream of tartar, and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl

Make mint-scented modelling dough

Step 3:

Add a few drops of peppermint extract to 300g boiling water. A little goes a long way – you can always add more later if the scent isn't strong enough. You can also add a few drops of green food colouring at this point if you wish

Step 4:

This step should be closely supervised/completed by an adult. Gradually add the boiling water to the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. The dough will start to come together. Be careful, the water will be hot!

Make mint-scented modelling dough

Step 5:

Stir the mixture well until it is combined

Step 6:

Leave the dough to cool before handling. Once it’s cold enough to touch, place the dough onto a flat surface. If the dough feels sticky, add a little bit more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the right consistency

Make mint-scented modelling dough

Step 7:

Sprinkle the chopped mint leaves onto your dough and knead for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and stretchy


That’s it! Your mint-scented modelling dough is ready to play with. Have fun creating all sorts of shapes and figures!

We can’t wait to see what incredible creations you make with your mint-scented dough. Don’t forget to take photos and tag us using #DobbiesLittleSeedlings

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