Home-made Playdough
Recipe adapted from The Imagination Tree
  • 2.5-3 cups plain flour (the original recipe called for 2 cups but I've used more and so have my readers who tried so I've edited this to reflect the changes made)
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • up to 2 cups boiling water
  • food colouring (I worked with only red, blue and yellow)
  • glycerin (optional, for extra shine - I didn't use it this time)
  • glitter (optional)
  1. Mix the ingredients together (except water and food colouring)
  2. Pour in the boiling water. Don't pour 2 cups in immediately. Adjust as you go along.
  3. Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky dough.
  4. Let it cool down a bit then knead it vigorously for a few minutes until the texture is that of playdoh.
  5. If it's still sticky, add a bit more flour and knead again. Adjust accordingly.
  6. Separate the dough into as many balls (I made 8) as you wish to colour using the food colouring.
  7. Add the food colouring to individual balls then knead in the colour till the dough is of a solid colour.
  8. Play!!!!
Recipe by at http://simplymommie.com/2012/07/home-made-playdough-recipe-invitation-to-play.html