Play Dough Hot Cross Buns

This simple play dough hot cross bun recipe is perfect for younger children to explore. It's quick & easy to make & smells amazing! Hot Cross Buns remind us of the Easter Story & the sadness of Good Friday, but they also remind us of the hope that is to come.

We've been singing the nursery rhyme 'Hot Cross Buns' this week, but I've only just discovered that this rhyme was traditionally sung by street vendors who sold hot cross buns to passers-by.

We thought we'd make some play dough buns ready for Good Friday. We used our super simple no-cook Play Dough Recipe & split the play dough into two batches. We added a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients of one batch before mixing, & left the other batch plain.

Then we added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the cocoa playdough to create a sweet hot cross bun scent.

We created hot cross buns by rolling out the lighter coloured play dough into long strips & forming a cross shape on top of the bun.

Lots of hot cross buns were made alongside many renditions of  the 'Hot Cross Buns' rhyme. 

This sensory play has led to some great imaginative play & role play. It's also enabled us to explore some Easter traditions & take a look at the Easter story once again.