Easy Play Dough Recipe

Make Your Own Playdough

If you’ve always thought about making play
dough and never done so, well you’re out of excuses!

It is SO easy and
our special play dough recipe makes play dough that looks and feels
better than anything you can buy!

The secret ingredient is the cream of
tartar which gives cooked play dough a lovely smooth and elastic feel.

We promise, you’ll never buy play dough from the shops again!

Traditional Recipe for Play Dough – Cooked

Play dough recipe - fun for kids, and easy to make

The basic cooked play dough recipe requires:

1 cup sifted plain flour
1/4 cup salt

2 tblsp oil
1 cup water

2 teasp cream of tartar and food colouring or powder paint

Heat the salt and water in a saucepan
until the salt has dissolved. Add other ingredients and stir over medium
heat until you have a smooth, firm dough. Allow to cool slightly and
knead for a couple of minutes or place in a food processor. Store in an
airtight container or bag. If the playdough feels a little dry at any
time just dip it in oily water and give it a quick knead.

By adding colour before the final knead you will get a marbled effect.
By adding it to the water before you mix, it will give a uniform colour.
You can also use essential oils or orange / lemon peel to add a lovely
fragrance to your playdough.

Recipe for No Cook Playdough

Recipe for play dough

those of us who don’t want to get over a hot stove here’s another
simple playdough recipe that becomes more pliable the more your child
plays with it! It will keep for about a week in a plastic container or
zip lock bag in your fridge. The recipe is as follows-

1 cup salt
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Food colour or Wonder Colours, if desired
1 cup water

Mix dry ingredients
and add oil. Add the food coloring to water then slowly add the water
until the desired consistency is reached. Kneading will help to improve
the texture- let your kids get into it!

Recipe for Salt Dough

3 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/4 cups water
1 tblsp glycerin (from pharmacy or supermarket)

Mix ingredients and
knead until the dough is elastic.

Your kids can make their own buttons,
brooches, beads, animals, Christmas decorations whatever they can think

Bake on a tray lined with foil or baking paper in a pre heated over
at 150 C (300 F). Thin objects will take about 1 1/2 hours with thicker
models taking longer. If the object is beginning to brown, turn down the
heat of the oven. Finished objects can be painted with poster paints
and varnished.

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