Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We play! Homemade play dough.

We Play

I have the easiest and best play dough recipie-and CHEAP! Use the cheapest brands you can find and you will get a lot of bang for your buck.


I cup plain flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tblsp cream of tartar
2 tblsp olive oil
1 cup boiling water
food colouring

Mix the dry ingredients and then add the wet-adding the boiling water last. Mix with a metal spoon until just combined and then turn out and knead on a bench until smooth, you can add a little bit more flour if it's sticky. It will be warm! Let it cool and you're done.

Kitchen utensils are rating highly here with play dough.

And making footprints with the animals

I don't think you can go past a good play with play dough with young children. Such sensory fun!

Come play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up HERE. I always find a heap of inspiring play ideas!


katepickle said...

ah we just made playdough this arvo... tho we used the microwave recipe as I can't go back to uncooked dough no matter what! LOL

Marita said...

I like the look of that recipe. Bit wary about the food colouring after our moon sand disaster last week though :D

anastasia_wolf said...

That recipe is the exact same as ours, though the assembly is slightly different (and you can visit twolittlelions for proof that we did this yesterday!) ;) A fave here is child footprints, yes there's me going "don't put your foot on the table... oh on the playdough that's ok!"

amandab said...

I hae yet to use the cream of tartar that I bought to make play dough. I was going to try the cooked version after the gooey-ness of our earlier attempt, but then I found some really cheap at the toy sale last week :)

I do have to say, since adding the extra flour our home-made dough is still doing okay, but it wasn't as bright as the ones I bought (or the ones you made).

And, in honour of the new play dough, I did get a "pasta lunch" LOL

Philippa, Neevah and Liam said...

this recipe does make great playdough it looks very similar if not the same as the one we use ... both of my kids love playdough!

joyce:waddleeahchaa.com said...

Home made is the best! I was the Director of a preschool program for years and the kitchen staff on a regular basis made playdough for the classes. It was a staple in all our classes and changing out about once a month is great and so economical. Thanks for the post. :)

Becky said...

This play dough looks great, smooth and vibrant! What great fun.

the tomorrow girl said...

Thanks for the playdough recipe, we are about to make some this arvo! :)

Bec said...

do you have big play dough making muscles now from the stirring?
This recipe is much better than what you buy from the shops and i find it lasts much longer too.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Loving the playdough paw prints, what a fun idea. I have a stove top playdough recipe which I have sworn by for years, and homemade is so much better than the shop bought.

Thanks for linking to We Play :)

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