So to savor the smell a little longer, I made up a batch of Lilac Scented Playdough! We still love a cooked playdough and used our basic cooked playdough recipe as a base for this batch.
When I made up the playdough batch I added the food coloring and oil to the regular wet ingredients. After mixing the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients I cooked the playdough as we usually do on the stove top. I added about 3 drops of purple food coloring, and about 5 drops of the perfume oil to the mix.
Even as the playdough cooked I could smell the sweet smell of lilacs!
When it was finished and cooled down, I was pleased to discover it continued to have it's great spring smell! I'm excited we'll be able to keep the smell around a little longer even the our own lilac trees have stopped flowering.
Please note: This playdough is no longer "taste safe" when the perfume oil is added in. It should be used with supervision of young children.
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