3.12.2013

The very best playdough recipe ever


Our March Break has been more rainy than expected, so we’ve had to move on to the craft portion of our week a little early. Thank goodness for playdough-inspired bake sales, keeping my kids busy for hours at a time. But as with our baked goods, we don’t rely on store-bought playdough – not when making it is this easy, inexpensive and fool-proof.







The Very Best Playdough Ever

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ cup table salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup luke warm water

Stir constantly until dough forms into a ball, about five minutes.

Remove from heat, transfer to clean surface and knead until smooth – at this point, you can add coloured drink crystals or a few drops of food colouring to the dough.

For something really neat, add a few drops of lavender, peppermint or rose essential oil.

Store in an air-tight container. Good for at least a few weeks, depending on how quickly the kids forget to put the cover back on the air-tight container. 

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