Home Made Play Dough


I have been thinking about doing this for a long time. Actually, my oldest son’s Mother’s Morning Out teacher gave me this recipe when he was about 18 months old. He is 9.5 years old now so you can see the idea has been kicking around in the back of my head for a little while! We had lots of fun and it got out their creative energy and eventually got them out from underfoot so that I could make the promised blueberry muffins!

1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Salt
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 tablespoon Oil
1 cup Water
Food Coloring (optional)

Mix up the dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Add the oil, water and food coloring. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly because the mixture will thicken up quickly. In 2-3 minutes you should have a big ball. Turn out onto waxed paper or a plastic plate or board and knead until smooth and cool. (This part is great for the kids!) Store in an air tight container or freezer bag.


Yes, someone got bored and took her dress off while she was waiting!

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