Homemade Play-dough

by Nicki on November 10, 2008

in Family Life

Ok, so I’m really into thrifty kid craft ideas right now. I know you’ve all heard of homemade play-dough, and many of you have probably even made it. I have been thinking … oh I should make Chloe some homemade play-dough, but then I’d forget about it. Well, I finally made some for the first time and I am so happy with it I thought I should share with all of you.

Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Play-dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp. oil
1 cup water
food coloring (optional)
Scent (cinnamon, vanilla, mint, etc. – also optional)

Directions: In a saucepan (no heat yet), mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, scent ingredient, and oil. Slowly mix in water until it’s all smooth. Then turn the heat on medium and stir until it forms a ball of dough. I used a heat-resistant rubber spatula so I could scrape the bottom of the pan easily. Once it’s a ball, plop it onto some wax paper until it’s cool enough for you to touch. At this point you can add color, just a couple drops at a time, and knead the dough a little to mix it in. If you opt not to use any color, just knead it a few times to give it a good consistency. That’s it.

My daughter loves to play with play-dough, especially while I’m cooking, so this is a great solution for us. And seeing how I’m not a big meringue maker, I don’t have much else to do with the cream of tartar anyway!

Why I do what I do ~ because tonight when my daughter was saying her bedtime prayers she said, “and pray for mommy, her name is Nicki.” Too cute!Have you liked Domestic Cents on Facebook yet?

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1 morgan February 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

hi, this is a great recipe i love making this. its so much fun i would recomend it

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2 bee bare February 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

what is cream of tartar?

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