Playdough

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1lump of playdough
  • About This Recipe

    “An old Playcentre recipe…kids love it and keeps them entertained for hours. DONT eat it!…lol”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupsflour
  • 1cupsalt
  • 4teaspoonscream of tartar
  • 2tablespoonscooking oil
  • 2cupswater
  • food coloring orpaint powder
  • Directions

  • Cook flour, salt, cream of tartar and water slowly, stirring until’dough’ comes away from sides of pot.
  • Add colouring and oil, turn onto table and knead the colouring and oil in.
  • Lasts for ages in an air tight container.
  • Reviews

  • “This playdough is great!My 3 year old and my 12 year old both love it.We used Kool-Aid to color and scent some of the dough and food coloring in some.The batch makes a good size lump of dough, easily equal to 4 cans of Play-doh brand.Great fun for the whole family!!”

  • “Would have been good to have a temperature for this – mine got quite dry as I think I had the heat up too high! Found it easier to mix the colouring in with the water at the beginning.”

  • “I love the size of this recipe!”

  • “Not the best playdough recipe I’ve used, but alright. It turned out gritty and dry – not sure why? But good enough to play with!”

  • “This was simple and easy to make, will use again 4 sure!”

  • “I made a half batch, but I mixed it all together at once, and cooked it a little longer so it wouldn’t be sticky.This is the same consistency as the stuff they sell at the store!I definitely won’t be buying anymore.”

  • “This turned out great! I have made this recipe several times and I usually mix all ingredients and cook it until it forms a ball and is no longer sticky. It makes the process much faster and your hands don’t get all oily. I also add glitter and lemon, vanilla or mint extract for extra appeal. Its even great for babies as it is non-toxic, and they love to poke and squish it! So EASY to make!!!”

  • “Made this today for a playgroup meeting at my house tomorrow. I goofed a little as I forgot to stir it continuously but it still came together really well. I used about 5 drops of food colouring but the colour I got was not nearly as nice as the picture so will add more colour next time.”

  • “Great recipe! Saved me when I didn’t have enough playdoh to go around. Came together very quickly. I used Koolaid to color it, but was not happy with the result. I will definitely get food coloring for next time! Thanks!”

  • “I have no idea what went wrong but this seemed to make a sticky dough for me. I cooked it until it was paste then mixed in the oil and some food paste. It never seemed to get less sticky even when I left it out overnight after I tried working some more flour into it. I really wish I came out with something like in the photo for recipe!”

  • “My DD loves absolutely loves playdough and was so excited to learn that ‘we’ could make it ourselves. You should have seen my kitchen! Thanks Evie*, she’s very proud of her homemade playdough! “

  • “Quick, easy and with a great outcome. Playdough is soft, not sticky and a nice texture.”

  • “A great tried & true recipe I’ve used with my kids many times. Can be given as a gift too. Kids love the large amount of each color you can make compared to the little cans you get in the store.”

  • “This makes wonderful playdough.I add a package of unsweetened Kool-Aid powder to the liquid before cooking and it adds both color and a wonderful fragrance”

  • “I made a half-sized amount of this for my 3 year old and I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and more importantly, the smell or rather the lack of. My DD enjoyed playing with this.”

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