Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I got this recipe from a book titled 365 Days of Baby Love. It's a pretty neat book with lots of activities for babies and toddlers. There are many recipes out there for playdough, this is just one of the many variations. It is smooth and pliable and can be stored in a plastic container or ziplock bag for several weeks (it doesn't have to be refrigerated).


2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon food coloring
2 cups water

Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until dough leaves sides of pan. Continue to stir dough ball around in the pan for a minute, then remove it from pan and knead for several minutes. Once cool, you are ready to play! My girls love to play rolling it and using cookie cutter shapes.


Liesl said...

haha, I just made playdough last night with the same recipe! Love it and so do the kids, they love squishing the food coloring in, it's like magic to them.

Liesl said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anna said...

My mom used to make this for us too. We loved it whenever she made it!
I also found this recipe that I made for a friend's kid that I use to watch. She really liked it, especially because she could eat it. I didn't try putting food coloring on it though, but i think it could work. Here is the recipe:

1 c. peanut butter
2/3-1 c. nonfat dry milk
2 tbsp. honey

Just mix all the ingredients, add enough dry milk to make it dry enough to handle.
It's pretty tasty and fun to play with!

Paty said...

Anna, I also saw that edible recipe on the book, I think it has like 5 recipes and a couple are edible. Anyway, I thought it was neat but then I worry that the girls will get confused and think that they can just stick any playdough in their mouth to eat.

Camila said...

I've really enjoyed reading the blog. I hope you guys don't mind if I join in the conversation. A couple of you know me, but for those of you who don't, it's been great to learn a little about you from the posts and comments. It's amazing to see how many of us go through very similar things every day.
Thanks for the play dough recipe. I'm always looking for new ones. I made most of my Christmas ornaments last year with salt water dough and "fake" gingerbread dough. Isabel (my two and a half year old) loved playing with the dough and the finished ornaments. We had a lot of fun!
Oh, I should probably go introduce myself in the introductory post, huh?

Aline Carson said...

Thanks, Camila! At first I thought you were Camila Amorim, but then when you mentioned Isabel I figured it was you!
So how do you make those ornaments? I've never heard of that! You should teach us!

Oh, and welcome to the mommy blog!

Bryan and Audrey said...

I don't know if I dare make playdough for tiffany just yet...maybe I should, just to see what she thinks of it. I also liked the book, I would like to look at it sometime cuz I really don't have many ideas for different things I could do with Tiff since I've never had much experience with kids her age before, so I can tell sometimes she gets bored! poor thing!

Trevor, Kika, Olivia said...

I love this! I haven't tried it yet, Olivia is only 1 and I wonder if it's too early to start playing with playdough?? what do you think?

I have that book and LOVE it! :)