Monday, June 13, 2011

Homemade Playdough - Classic Recipe

  By Heidi on The Frugal Girls                                                      


I’ve been making it for years ~ it’s so simple, fun, and thrifty, but most of all fun. And you know exactly what the ingredients are.What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • Food Coloring (only 3-4 drops are required per batch)
  • This makes a good-sized batch, so you could also cut the recipe in half… or make the full recipe using two different sauce pans {to make 2 different colors}

What You’ll Do:

  • Mix Together all ingredients {except food coloring} in saucepan
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • As soon as the mixture begins to thicken, add in food coloring.  Continue to stir.
  • Mixture will begin forming into a solid, and gathering on spoon.
  • Remove from heat to cool, then remove from saucepan to cool on wax paper, plate, etc.
  • Store in freezer ziploc bag.  Then, you can even place the bag in a dark container, or in the fridge… to make it last even longer!

If it starts to get dry after several weeks, try adding a few drops of water into play dough to extend it’s shelf life.

Give it a try, and see what you think!


As far as playdough toys go… use mini rolling pins, plastic cookie cutters, and even the garlic press!
Just have fun.

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