Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to make playdough

This is pretty crazy to me in hindsight, but I have never made playdough until yesterday! My daughter ran out of her other kind, so we decided to make the homemade stuff and it was super easy and fast. Would you like to know how to make playdough? Follow the tips below...


2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
food coloring or other desired color agents like carrot juice etc.


1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a pot over low heat and stir until the dough pulls away from the pan and forms a ball.

2. Take warm dough out and place on counter and knead, then divide into balls for coloring.

3. Make a hole in the center of each ball and place desired color in each section and then knead each ball again to mix in the color. (You may want to use plastic wrap or gloves for this stage)

4. Voila! The playdough is ready to play with. Make sure to store in an air-tight container, temporarily we are just using plastic sandwich bags. Another tip I've heard, but not observed is to dispose of the playdough after a month or so it doesn't go bad.

Have you made playdough before? Any tips you would like to add?

Photos by Rachel Jones - Black Eiffel.

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