This is an easy recipe for making your own playdough. Playdough is a great medium for kids to explore their own creativity and its fun for parents too!
- 150g (6oz) plain white flour
- 300ml (12 pint) warm water with a few drops of food dye
- 75g (3oz) salt
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan. Place over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and forms a ball of dough. Scrape out the dough, allow it to cool a little, and knead it until all ingredients are evenly distributed and you’re left with a smooth ball of dough. Add some water if the dough is too stiff, or dust with flour if too sticky. When cold, store your playdough in an airtight container or a zip-lock food bag in a cool, dry place.
For Toddlers: Remember your toddler may be tempted to put pieces of dough in his/her mouth. Don’t leave them alone with playdough. Teach him/her that it is not for eating, and encourage him/her to bury his fingers in it, mould, pat, chop up and decorate this fascinating new thing.
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