DIY Playdoh Recipe

Summer is quickly approaching and sometimes the weather isn’t too nice, keeping the kids inside andoccupied on those hot sizzling days can be tough. We live in the high desert and at times we get dry heat at over 105+ degrees! One of our favor hands on craft projects is making homemade DIY playdoh. It’s so easy and quick, almost any age would love to get their hands in the mushy dough. The ingredients and recipe is easy, you will most likely have all items in yours kitchen.
What you’ll need
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (any cooking oil will do)
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1.5 cup of boiling water
  • 3+ drops of food coloring
  • Apron or old clothes (food coloring stains)
  • Ziplock bag or storage container
  1. Pour 2 cups of flour into a mixing bowl
  2. Add 1/2 cup of salt
  3. Add 2 tablespoons cream of tartar (found in spice section in any grocery store)
  4. Mix in your 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (makes it non toxic, but it’s not tasty, trust us!)
  5. Pour in the boiling water (be careful and mix with a cooking utensil)
  6. Let it cool
  7. Knead dough
  8. Divide dough into smaller portions of your making different colors
  9. Apply food coloring drops (may stain, be sure to wear old clothing or apron)
  10. Play your hearts out
  11. Save in a ziplock bag or storage container to avoid hardening or crumbles
Any age will love this messy but rewarding craft, I personally love to have a little messy time with my toddler. It gives me some one-on-one time with him. It’s a perfect quick and easy playdoh recipe that we can make during Zachary’s (our newest addition:2 month old baby) nap time. My 3 year old, Sonny enjoyed making random monsters with his “Mr Potato Head” pieces.



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