Play Dough

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So very easy and much better than any commercially bought play dough! Will keep for ever wrapped up in a plastic container.

We make this play dough about twice a year or when the children have playdates and they lack inspiration! The children each pick a colour and I let them knead it until combined. They love playing with it when it is just done – all warm and soft.

1 cup cold water
1 cup plain flour
2tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
1tbsp cooking oil
Food colouring
  • Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and mix – keep heat low
  • Stir constantly to avoid it burning and sticking to the pan
  • When the dough comes away from the sides (takes about 10 minutes) of the pan, turn onto a work surface and knead. Take care as it will be hot.
  • Add food colour of your choice while you are kneading. Easy to make his and hers…

The benefits of making your own play dough are many – cheaper, you know what is in it in case your toddler decides to eat some, children take pride knowing they did it, you can personalise it!

Wrap in cling film and keep in a container/tupperware at room temperature and it will last you for months and months.