Monday, October 10, 2011

Do It Yourself Play Dough!

If you want a really fun activity to do with your kiddo... who is bored and needs entertaining, well you're in luck! Make Play Dough! If your kid loves to help you in the kitchen like mine does, then this is perfect for bonding. 

You'll need basic products that you probably already have in your cupboards. What you'll need:

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 Tbls vegetable oil
food coloring

**Put all of the above ingredients into a medium sauce pan and stir until smooth. Then put your sauce pan on medium heat on your stove and keep stirring until it forms a big ball. Dump it out onto wax paper and let it cool for about 10 minutes then have your kids help you knead it until you have a nice smooth ball of play dough! 

Step by step pictures of the process below. Courtesy of my adorable helper. ** stirring it on the stove top is for the adults only.

Now let them play and be creative. My little man is still pretty young, so I got him started with a little play dough head. He loved it and enjoyed his play dough after that. He even gave it a good taste and almost threw up. Yikes! He learned his lesson and hasn't tried any since. ;)

Leave it to my daughters imagination to come up with her own little Whoville. Cute!


  1. 2 things to try next time...
    use a koolaid packet for coloring (and scent) and toss in ~1/2-1 tsp glitter! Makes for some awesome smelling and sparkly dough! We call is princess playdough here :)

  2. I love it!!! That seems like fun. We are going to try it... Thanks for the pics too.. Can't wait to see you in a week... Miss you..

  3. I can't wait till Nadya is old enough to play! I almost want to make some for myself! love the pictures too! they are beautiful! love you! can't wait to see you in a week!

  4. I love doing this with my preschoolers! Thanks anonymous with the tip about glitter, I know the girls would love that. I always worry about trying the kool-aid kind though, my preschoolers are a little too tempted to eat playdough anyway. I wouldn't want to push them over the edge! haha

  5. haha, how fun! Looks like a great time!

  6. I love the bottom two pics of Aubri, she is such a fun girl. Always full of laughter. And Mr. Tiger Pants, his mischeviousness just oozes out of the 3rd photo in the sequence, haha! He cracks me up!

  7. I am not on pinterest yet and would love an invite. My email is can't wait to try the recipe.


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