How to Make Play-doh

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Making play-doh with your little one is not only easy, fun and cheaper but it is so much more healthier than the ones you buy.

Here is my quick, easy and fun play-doh recipe. Make sure you get the little ones involved. My little boy loves making play-doh with me. I normally make enough to make four big round balls of different colours. You can play with the amount of ingredients to make more or less play-doh.

We had the bee theme for my boy’s second birthday party and I made a batch of play-doh in yellow and black, found an easy image of a bee on the internet, had that printed on A4 papers, took it to my local printer shop and got them laminated. Each child got some yellow and black play-doh and a laminated image of the bee and they put play-doh on the pictures. It was so much fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a kids play activity.


2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of oil
2 cups of boiling water
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar (I find that 4 tablespoons of lemon juice work as well and gives it nice smell)
Any flavour oil can be used for smell, i.e. peppermint, strawberry etc..
Food Colouring


1) Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and start mixing at low heat with a wooden spoon until it is well combined. Remove from the heat and let it cool slightly.
2) Knead the play dough for a few minutes and then make four balls.
3) Make a small hole in middle of the balls and put few drops of colour in the middle and knead the dough until the colour is mixed. This bit is a bit messy but fun. Use gloves if you like as some of the colour takes time to remove from your hand. \
4) Enjoy playing and make the most of your little one – they grow too quickly.

I once made play-doh for my son, half an hour before going to a ball – imagine the embarrassment when I had to shake people’s hands with a hand half coloured in blue, green, red and yellow…

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