Playdough recipe

April 20, 2006

When moving my old post over I came across my first playdough post and saw that someone had asked for the recipe. I never saw that comment before so I didn't reply. Sorry.  I made a new batch of tie-dyed looking blue playdough yesterday and thought I'd give out the recipe now for those of you who don't already know it.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of water
  • food coloring and/or food flavorings ( i.e vanilla, peppermint for smell), you can also add glitter for kicks but if you have very small children you don't want them eating  glitter.   
That is basically it. You mix it and cook it slowly in a double boiler until it starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Don't over cook it or it'll be really dry. Knead it and let it cool. It lasts in an airtight container for quite awhile.   
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This is for you Tasha: The bunny tea party with the "table". 

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5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. capello  |  April 20, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    Ah, Keely looks so sweet at the tea party!

    And perhaps I should come up with a gluten-free playdough recipe for my kids. Yes, we are THAT SENSITIVE. I can’t even walk through the bakery section without my arms breaking out a little. Argh.

  • 2. Amy  |  April 20, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    That is such a cute little table — perfect for little tea parties. Bea would love that as I can see Keely does too.

  • 3. babybug  |  April 20, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    ahhhh, that is so cute! all three of them are adorable! i am so glad she likes it. thought you would have painted it white by now :) heehee. have a nice day!

  • 4. Casey  |  April 20, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Yay, that was me asking for the recipe! Our kool-aid batch is becoming a bit ripe so it’s time for some more. I’ve avoided the cooked version but I’ll give it a go tonight and hope for the best. Thank you!

  • 5. linda  |  April 21, 2006 at 9:35 am

    Wow – boys and girls are so different! I couldn’t see my boys playing tea so nicely with bunnies and teacups. She’s precious!

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