Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Homemade Play-dough!

Yesterday Lucas and I made a fresh batch of play-dough from our favourite recipe. Our play-dough always turns out so soft and perfect for Lucas little hands, so I thought I would share our recipe!

I know there is a ton of play-dough recipes floating around on the web, but I thought I would share ours anyways incase any of my readers are in search of good recipe!


You will need:

  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Food Colouring
  • 1 Cup of Salt
  • 4 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 2 Cups of Flour


IMG_6250 Everything measured and set up ready to go!


IMG_6251In a large saucepan add water, food colouring, salt  and cream of tartar.


IMG_6252mix softly to combine ingredients


IMG_6254If you want to add a little something extra like a scent or some sparkles, do that now! then set on the stove at low heat and stir.


Once the mixture starts to heat, add the oil. Then slowly add the flour in while stirring.


Continue mixing the dough until it starts to look dry and is pulling away from the sides of the pan.


Remove the dough from the pan and place on a clean work surface. If you find the dough is sticky put it back in the pan for another minute or so.


Knead the dough until smooth!


Next give the dough to your little dinosaur and see how he likes it!

IMG_6259poke it…

IMG_6261and make some balls…

IMG_6267and some snakes… or trains as this little dino prefers

IMG_6272 pull it apart…

IMG_6275 and then smoosh it back together!


and when you are done, store it in an airtight container (not in the refrigerator!) for another day!


We usually make a fresh batch of play-dough each month, just to change up the colour and to restore interest. But if you wanted to this dough will easily last 3 months!


  1. I stopped by from the Picture Book challenge and found a great playdough recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the playdough! Going to make that today with my kids! (3 and 1). They can't wait! :)


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