Posted by Andie on September 17, 2018
Is there anything better to kids than playdough? I submit to you that there is not. As a parent, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I don't make it available all the time for my kids to play with, but when I pull it out all of the squeals of excitement make the mess totally worth it. While playdough is super inexpensive to buy, I think it's even more fun to involve your children and make it! It's a great, interactive way to get your kids involved in the kitchen, and then the bonus is they get to play with what they created for months and months!
Here is a great homemade playdough recipe...
Homemade Playdough via I heart Naptime
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup salt
- 4 teaspoons cream of tarter
- 2 cups lukewarm water
- 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
- Food coloring, optional
- Quart sized bags
Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tarter in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the the color now as well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY.
Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.