Monday, November 24, 2008


Playdough fun

I really dislike store bought playdoh, it smells like chemicals and if my kids are going to play with something that's almost edible I'd quite like to know what is in it! So here we make our own playdough....

Cooked Playdough
1TB cooking oil
1C flour
2t cream of tartar
1C water
1/2C salt
2t food colouring (or you can use non toxic paint powder)

Mix over a low/med heat until the dough is no longer sticky and comes together as a big glob. Take off heat and knead on a floured board.

I find this way of making it gives the best results and it seems to keep a bit longer. I store mine in an airtight container in the fridge.

PLaydough fun

N3 asked (yet again) for black. She seems to have a thing about black baking (she also asked for a black birthday cake), a little unconventional but a welcome change from all the pink ;)


Heart Felt said...

So much fun! I love the colour choice....xx

Heather said...

yayyy for Home Made playdough :-) What do you use to colour it black?

Margo said...

Oh this is perfect, I've been needing a homemade playdough recipe! Many thanks!

Rebecca said...

Use coolaid to colour the playdough, and it smells great too!!!

sweetp said...

black food colouring :D