How to Make Play Dough (Play Doh)

by Zena-Marie on 6 May 2012

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This is possibly the easiest play dough recipe ever. It takes about 5 minutes to make and best of all there is no cooking.  Just throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Simple as that. It’s great for making with kids and will last for ages. You can add glitter to the mix for added sparkle and even some peppermint oil to make it smell great.

 

You will need:

1 cups plain flour

1/2 cup of salt

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar (optional)

1 tablespoons of cooking oil

Food colouring

Glitter (optional)

Peppermint oil (optional)

1 cups of boiling water

1 child or more if you have them

 

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. As soon as it starts to bond together and is hard to mix, take it out of the bowl throw it on a board and knead until it takes on the look and consistency of play dough. It will be hot when you take it out of the bowl so be careful.

This recipe is great if you’re planning on making a couple of batches in different colours but if your just making one batch you can quite happily double the amounts.

Don’t worry if you have no cream of tartar  it makes the play dough more elastic but you can still make this play dough recipe  without cream of tartar. Also I have found that while liquid food colourings work fine, Gel food colouring produces a brighter more vivid colour.

Next hand it all over to a happy toddler and see what they create.

 

This is what mine made for me

 

And my daughter (not a toddler) made me this.

For a picture tutorial of how to make this play dough check out my daughters new blog MyasDiary.com

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