Play Dough Recipe


This is an excellent play dough recipe which is fun to make and never fails to provide amusement on a rainy afternoon!


You will need:

1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
½ cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water with food colouring added
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but it makes the play dough smell nice!)

Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan, and stir over a medium heat until the dough forms into a ball. Allow to cool, and then knead until smooth. 

Store in an airtight container (a Ziploc bag with the air pressed out is good).

Party Favours

Small bags of pre-made play dough also make a good “going-away” present for a toddler’s birthday party – make up some large batches in different colours and divide it up.

NB: We have been advised that homemade play dough is a potential danger to household pets and must be kept safely out of their reach at all times.

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