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Homemade Playdoh Fun!
January 7, 2012, 8:11 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Family

Homemade Playdoh Fun!

I have been making homemade plahdoh for my kids lately. I can’t stand the smell of the store-bought kind. It’s so chemical-y. Yuck! I asked around and everyone seemed to agree that the recipe all over the internet is the one to use. It’s often called Nature’s Playdoh. It’s a super simple recipe and really easy to make quickly.

Nature’s Playdough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
coloring (artificial food coloring or natural dyes from beets, spinach, etc)
optional scent from essential oils

After making several batches, I’ve tweaked the instructions a bit:
I have a pot of boiling water, a bowl with the dry ingredients, and a bowl with the coloring and oil (I also squeeze a couple of gelcaps of Vit E oil in for a preservative).
I scoop out the right amount of water with the measuring cup, dump the water in the oil bowl, throw the dry ingredients into the oils bowl, and stir stir stir with the backside of a large spoon (really smooshing hard on it to mix it well).
After a couple of minutes of stirring its a little cooler and I move it to the counter to knead on the tile. Voila! Playdoh!

I found these handy dandy little paint jars at Hobby Lobby to put my rainbow of playdoh into. Let the squishy fun begin!
I’ve started doing half batches so I can have more colors.


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