Sunday, October 13, 2013

Homemade Play-doh

 Homemade Play-doh

 I love making homemade play-doh in fact I actually like it better then store bought play-doh. Back when Bri was about to turn one years old I wanted to include her in the activities at did at home with Ari, but I was afraid that she would put everything in her mouth because of course that is what one year olds do. So I started looking online for recipes for finger paints and play-doh that had ingredients in them that if Bri did put them in her mouth it wouldn't be Toxic for her. So I found this recipe for homemade play-doh on called The Best Cooked Play Dough and made it for my girls. This recipe is so easy to make and the kids can help you make it because you have to mix the ingredients together before put it goes on the stove to cook it.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter (found this in the spice isle)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • Food Coloring (Pick any color you want)
The children can help with the first steps. Mix together the first three ingredients (dry ingredients) in the pan. Mix the last three ingredients (wet ingredients) in a separate bowl together. When adding the food coloring add two drops at first and if you want the color darker then add one more drop at a time until you reach the color you want. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix it well until smooth. Now put the pan on the stove and cook over medium heat. (An Adult should do this part).  While cooking keep stirring the play-doh until it forms into a ball.( I used a wooden spoon to stir because the mixture gets thick and the wooden spoons holds up to the mixing). Once it has formed into a ball take the play-doh off the heat and knead the doh until smooth( it will be hot so be careful and let it cool down for a while). To keep the play-doh just store it in a zip-lock baggy or food storage container. This play-doh last a long time and is easy for the children to play with then store bought play-doh.

Enjoy this Recipe and have fun with the kiddos!! :-)

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