Playdough, something most of us played with as kids.
We rolled it, flatten it, pinched it and formed it into many shapes and imaginative creatures.
Today I would love to share a Playdough Recipe or two.
Playdough is most definitely one of my favorite activities to do with the boys and I hope soon our newest edition, just as soon as she stops eating EVERY thing in sight! We do so love to use our own playdough recipe.
The first is for a rather large batch, great for a large party activity or play date. You can always split the dough up and make multiple colors. It also depends on your preference for texture.
Homemade Playdough Recipe 1
Play dough with oil
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 3 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 4 table spoons oil
- 1 and half cups water (warm / hot)
- food coloring
Mix up the liquids and then add the dry.
Uncooked Playdough Recipe 2
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup warm water
- food coloring
Mix up the liquids and add the dry.
I have been told using a few drops glycerine adds a shine.
I also know my mother in law adds some essential oils to her play dough, I will ask her for the recipes next time I see her and post scented playdough recipes soon!
Update: Check out my new favorite homemade playdough recipe!
For the making of this Playdough Recipe I mixed up a batch, minus a bit of flour, so the food coloring wouldn’t stain, then took it to the craft table for kids to help me kneed the dough and add more flour until we got the texture ready to play with. The 2 year old had the flour handled and the 4 year old had the kneading down.
What all have we made with play dough?
- A very hungry caterpillar activity: Caterpillar to Butterfly with play dough
- Play dough = occupied – sticking all sorts of things in play dough