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Homemade Playdough

ages 2-6


4 cups flour, 2 cups salt, 4 cups water with food coloring in it, 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, saucepan.

Activity Detail

Mix together the flour, salt, water, food coloring, cream or tartar, and cooking oil in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until the mixture forms a large 'ball' and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove the ball from the heat. Once it is cool to touch, knead it until it is smooth. Your playdough will then be ready for playtime or it can be stored it in an airtight container for future use.


amyanddaniel said:

Playdough is such a fun activity that kids of a various ages can all have a blast!

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007

ashleyoneill said:

Kids love getting to make their own play-dough! My kids love to pick out the colors and then get their hands messy while squishing it all together.

- Posted on Mar 7, 2008

pickettw said:

i just made this for my 1 & 2 year old. they love. hint: instead of haveing alot of one color i made the batch with out adding the food coloring when it cooled i split the batch into as many colors as i was going to make. the batch will yeald 6-7 cup of dough

- Posted on Jun 17, 2008

excellent idea.won't they try to eat it?

- Posted on Sep 20, 2008

I work at a day care and in florida they arent allowed to use play dough or at least where the town I live in but this one is all home made and non toxic! Im gonna see if I can do it!

- Posted on Sep 21, 2008

sammib said:

It's too salty to eat (well, after the first mouthful).

- Posted on Nov 8, 2008

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