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Homemade Playdough Recipe & Printable

by Sara McClure on October 1, 2010

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 This is my favorite Homemade Playdough Recipe to go with the Preschool Playdough Mats & Activities shared earlier this week. Unlike some store-bought brands, it is smooth and stays moist for a long time if stored properly! Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cabinets. Enjoy!

Homemade Playdough

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar (found in the spices section)
  • 1/4 teaspoons Food Coloring

Heat about 3 minutes on High. Stir continuously. After it gets thick and forms into a ball, pour onto some wax paper. Let the dough cool slightly. Knead until smooth. Store in a plastic bag, inside an air-tight container.

*If you want to add a little sparkle to playdough time, add a little glitter during the cooking process–Instant “Princess Playdough”

And because I love you…

Download the Printable Recipe Card: Homemade Playdough

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1 Dawn October 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm

thanks for the recipe-my son is just starting to love playdoh and my girls would love adding sparkles to it


2 Sara October 3, 2010 at 12:21 am

You’re welcome Dawn! Enjoy!


3 cathy@nurturestore October 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Hi Sara, thanks so much for sharing this with the Play Academy. I agree that homemade playdough beats shop bought – we like to add food essences to ours to bring in some aroma play. Hope you’ll stop by the Play Academy this week too. Cathy


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