Monday, August 3, 2009


My boys LOVE playing with playdough every morning while mommy gets a shower. They love to mix the colors, but after awhile, their playdough looks more like "dirt-dough." This is why we make our own playdough--you can throw it away when it gets grubby and not feel bad about wasting money.

This recipe is one of my favorites because it lasts a long time and it isn't as grainy as most recipes. Feel free to alter or change this however you'd like.

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups salt
3 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 cups water
Food coloring (optional)

Dissolve salt in water. If you are going to color your playdough, place the food coloring in the salt water mixture and stir. Place remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Slowly pour salt mixture into pan. Mix thoroughly.

Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly. It will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and will form a ball.

Once a nice dough is formed, remove from pan and press flat on the counter top. Let cool. Knead dough until nice and smooth. Store in plastic bag or plastic container with lid. Happy playing!

*This recipe is NOT intended for children to make. Adult supervision is required. Do not give playdough to children until it is fully cooled. Be careful!!*

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