This is by far the best playdough recipe I have ever used! Not only is the playdough super silky and soft, it lasts for months! This batch lasted for a whole 3 months, despite being played with nearly every day! Simply store the playdough in an air tight container or wrap in cling film. I prefer to store the dough in the fridge to keep it fresh, especially during the warmer months of the year.
I find homemade playdough SO much better than shop bought playdough. Not only can you add your own colours, sparkles and smells to the dough, you can also include your child in the dough making process for added fun! You can also make a large batch and separate it to make small playdough party favours.
How To Make Playdough
You will need:
- 3/4 cup salt
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbs cream of tarter
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- Gel food colouring
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a pan over a low to medium heat.
- Stir until the dough starts to firm and is pliable.
- Take the dough off the heat and allow to cool.
- Once cooled knead the dough so it becomes soft.
- Wrap the dough in cling film and store in the fridge.
My children love the endless play opportunities that playdough brings. It is great for develop their fine motor and imagination skills. It’s also super relaxing! Click here for more play activities for toddlers.
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