Participate in making scented play dough. Use a range of scents, such as lavender, basil (grind the basil leaves into a watery paste using a pestle and mortar) rose oil or mint tea to add to the dough mixture. Encourage children to carefully select which scents they want to add to their batch of play dough, explaining their choices. Do they want to attract others to play with their dough by giving it a beautiful smell? Or maybe they want to surprise others with a smell they weren't expecting? Help them to measure out and add the ingredients, mixing and kneading, then play by rolling, squeezing and stretching the dough whilst enjoying its fragrant smell!
Note: To make, use 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp cream of tartar, 1.5 cups of boiling water, a big squeeze of liquid food colouring or scented ingredient and a few drops of glycerine for extra shine. Add colouring and any flavouring or natural scent at the kneading stage. Rose petals, basil, mint leaves and lavender buds can be included in the kneaded dough for extra texture and fragrance