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How To Make Playdough

I don’t know about you but get pretty freaked out by the smell of regular Play-dough. What is even worse is my daughter LOVES the smell of it. She will put a whole ball of it right up to her nose and take a big whiff and say “Smells good mom!”.

Fortunately, I have a cousin-in-law that is like minded in many ways and had this fantastic playdough recipe.

I use this recipe to prepare for playgroups. I usually make the 3 primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue and then the kids can mix to make Orange, Green and Purple.

Just have a stash of small ziplock bags handy so the kids can all take their playdough home.

I also have this recipe printed out on cards that I give to the moms to take home and use themselves.

I have provided two versions of the playdough recipe, one if you want to make big batches and another for smaller batches. I’m sure you could have done the math yourself but I wanted to make it as easy as possible.

Large Playdough Recipe

  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • Food coloring as desired

Use non stick spray into a medium saucepan. Measure and blend dry ingredients well with a wooden spoon. Do the same with the liquids. Blend all into medium saucepan. Stir aggressively until the lumps break up. Cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes while continually stirring with a wooden spoon. The playdough is quite sticky and some will be left behind in the pan, this is unavoidable.

WARNING: You will need to let your playdough cool before your child can play with it.

Small Playdough Recipe

  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/8 Cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • Food coloring as desired

Use non stick spray into a medium saucepan. Measure and blend dry ingredients well with a wooden spoon. Do the same with the liquids. Blend all into medium saucepan. Stir aggressively until the lumps break up. Cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes while continually stirring with a wooden spoon. The playdough is quite sticky and some will be left behind in the pan, this is unavoidable.

WARNING: You will need to let your playdough cool before your child can play with it.

3 Responsesto “How To Make Playdough”

  1. Jess Ray says:

    Heather, there is no such thing as a dumb question! After 2 minutes is should have a gooey consistency, I then scrape it out onto a plate, allow it to cool enough to handle then form it into a ball and finally, place it in a container to cool completely before playtime. Hope that helps!

  2. Heather says:

    This maybe a dumb question but what to do you do with it after stirring it for 2 minutes? Do you take it out and put it in a bowl to cool or spread it on a cookie sheet or just leave it in the pot with heat off until it cools? Maybe this a no-brainer but I cant figure it out HAHA

  3. Dayanis says:

    i love this i can even make this for myself!!

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