Here is a fun and easy activity to do at home. With only a few ingredients you can make Cake Mix Edible Play Dough.
Follow along with Misha Deem, a local pediatric occupational therapist with Lyttle Fox Therapy. You will learn how to make this fun and easy play dough, and also learn some new sensory, fine/gross motor and developmental ADL skills.
The full recipe with a list of ingredients and instructions can be found below the video. Enjoy!
- 1/2 Box of White Cake Mix
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (or more to taste)
- Combine Cake Mix and oil in a large bowl
- Mix using a big spoon and your hands. You can also use a stand mixer. Use helper hands to hold the bowl. Pour slowly and always keep an eye on your hands.
- Add Cornstarch to the Bowl
- Mix well using a spoon and hands
- Add in powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time and mix until it feels like you want it to feel.
- Make balls into cupcake tins, use candles or pipe cleaners, sprinkles or glitter, and a button or real cherries on top
- Play and have fun! Don't worry if you lick your fingers!
Use your imagination to add some fun!
More About Misha Deem
I am a pediatric Occupational therapist at Lyttle Fox Therapy in Mt Juliet. I have an amazing husband, a daughter in musical theatre and we are outdoor adventurists. I love our community, our clinic, and the kids and strong families in which I am blessed to be a small part of their journey.
The kids inspire me to reach higher; to be more creative, more therapeutic, and to think far outside the box of our versatile yet challenging world in which we share together!
I hope I can bring a taste of OT to your world for a few minutes; combining sensory stimulating fun with fine/gross motor and developmental ADL skills.