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How to Make your own playdough

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posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 07:35 AM
i learned how to make this at work (im a nursery assistant) its a money saver and great for the kids.

Playdough (aka Play-doh) is easy to make at home, and fun for kids of all ages. i will provide various easy to do recipes for both cooked playdough and uncooked

over the pan play dough

You will need:

1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

½ cup salt

2 tablespoons cream of tartar (optional this just makes it more elasticated)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup water with food coloring added

1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but it makes the playdough smell nice!)

Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan, and stir over a medium heat until the dough forms into a ball. Allow to cool, and then knead until smooth.

Store in an airtight container (a Ziploc bag with the air pressed out is good).

non cook playdough

What You Need

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup water
food coloring

In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, 1/2 cups salt, 3 tablespoons oil and 1 cup water. Mix well.
If desired, divide dough into four portions.
Add food coloring to tint each portion as desired.
Play! Mold and shape to your heart's content.


This is temporary play dough; it will dry out. Add more water if necessary, but plan to throw the whole mess away when playtime is over.

Easy Play Dough

2 cups flour
1 cup water

Mix together well. You can put dry Kool-Aid or Jell-O in the mix if you want colored dough.

Peanut Butter Dough (edible)

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup instant nonfat dry milk

Mix together until smooth.

Peanut-Buddy Play Dough (edible)

3 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
4 cups powdered sugar
4 cups powdered milk
3 1/2 cups corn syrup

Mix ingredients by hand. Share. Can decorate with sprinkles, M&Ms

Salt playdough (not-edible)

1 cup water
1 cup salt
1/2 cup flour
food coloring

Mix ingredients in pan. Add food coloring. Stir on low heat.

When thickened remove from heat. Put some on waxed paper or floured surface and roll out.

Oatmeal Buddy Dough (edible)

2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups powdered milk
2/3 cups Honey
Optional-Rice Krispes, Coconut Sprinkles, Chocolate chips, Red hots,

Mix ingredients until combined. Store in air-tight container.

Kool Playdough

3 cups Flour
1/2 cups salt
2 Koolaide packages
2 cups Boiling water

Mix dry ingredients together. Add boiling water. Knead on floured board can add flour by sprinkles until desired consistency.

Just some ways to make playdough, you can make it intresting for kids by adding things to the mix, i.e oats, uncooked rice, all sorts of things, this gives it a nice texture. Also adding food scents like pepermint, strawberry etc gives it a nice smell.


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