Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's Raining ~ Let's Make Play Dough

We woke this morning to chilly temps and rain. Good thing we worked in the garden and hung the laundry out to dry yesterday. I find it hard to stay inside when the weather is so nice, so a day of rain is good for getting inside projects done.

The first project: Make some play dough for the kids. Easy, fun and even allows mama some time to get other projects done with the kids are playing.

You will need
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • coloring
  • scents (optional)

Mix the first five ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it clumps together forming a soft dough. This should take just a couple of minutes. Once the dough is cool enough to handle kneed it until it is smooth.

Now you are ready to add color and scents. We divided ours into four pieces. We like to use Wilton concentrated paste coloring and essential oils for scent. Kneed the color and scent in to your liking. That's it except for the best part . . .



  1. Looks good! I use the same recipe to make play dough for my little guys, although I just use regular liquid food colouring. At Christmas time, I like to add cinnamon and glitter to the dough for added interest.

  2. So fun! WE love making playdough, however we haven't done it in a very long time...a great rainy day activity!

  3. Lovely! I saw this on a couple of blogs and just got some cream of tartar. I will make some this week


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