Another fun way to use flower petals is to make this simple flower play dough recipe from Pre-K Pages. Working with play dough is a sensory exploration activity that engages children’s fine motor skills as they knead, stretch, squish, and squeeze!
For the play dough recipe, you will need the following items: 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of salt, 2 tsp of cream of tartar, food coloring, and flower petals. Put all of the items, except the flower petals, into a large bowl and combine everything into a play dough mixture. Depending on the age of the children in your care, you might invite them to help by adding ingredients or mixing the items together. Once the mixture has been combined, pour it into a saucepan, place it on the stovetop, and cook over low heat until the mixture thickens and forms a dough-like consistency. Then, remove the pot from the stove and allow the mixture to cool. Once the mixture has cooled enough, knead the dough to get the final lumps out before adding in the flower petals.
Once the petals have been mixed in, place the dough on a tray and offer it to the children, along with cookie cutters and other play dough accessories!