Monday, June 22, 2009

Crafts for kids - Playdough

I've never met a child that doesn't love digging their fingers into playdough. Squishing, moulding and rolling, oh the hours of fun that can be had with the dough is amazing.

If your like me though, you may have had a few making playdough disasters in the search to finding a good homemade playdough recipe. It's too gooey, it's too hard or just a plain big fat mess. Well, look no further as here is my favourite easy peasy playdough recipe.

Playdough Recipe:

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 cup of hot water (not boiling)
  • A few drops of food colouring
  • glitter (optional).
Method: Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium for approx 3 -5mins or until the mixture congeals. When playdough is not in use keep in an airtight container in the fridge and it will last you for months!


  1. awesome Amanda thank you so much!

  2. That's pretty close to the one I use too. Great play doh!

  3. This is the best ever playdough. I've done the doozies, and had almost given up. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!!!!!