Monday, August 1, 2011

Basic 101

I learnt a very basic skill about 25 years ago and have made it on a regular basis ever since then...
First I made it for other people's  children....
then my own....
and now again for other children.

I am talking about playdough!

I know that for many of you , you are thinking "why do I need to know  how to make playdough?" 
I had  not thought too much of it all these years until last week I made a comment to one of my playgroup mums about making some new playdough...and she along with a couple of others were shocked to realise that I made my own ...
 They have always just bought it !!!!

So for that time when my children   daughter (or make me proud Fraser)  is all grown up,  I want her to read right here how to make the simplest and often at times without a doubt the most entertaining tool to use with children - a batch of playdough.

{everyone else - sorry just bear with me or pop back tomorrow}

No Fail Playdough
( I still have the original index card that I wrote the recipe on so many years ago....a true heirloom to pass on down the family!)

1 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 tablespoon of Cream of Tartar ( never miss this out....not sure why but just trust me on this)
1 cup of boiling water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
food colouring of your choice.
Just throw / place all in a bowl together and mix with wooden spoon

When it has come together , finish off with mixing with your hands.
I just store mine in an ice cream container and it will last you a very long time....

There you go Meg never any need to buy playdough from the store ...ever!!


  1. I love homemade playdough, smells much better than the bought stuff!

  2. thanks so much for this recipe, the one i've used in the past had to be cooked so i rarely made it. just made a batch using your recipe and it turned out perfect.


  3. I too love homemade playdough but have never found a recipe I like...this sounds and looks good Bron, we'll be giving it a go for sure.


  4. Hannah and I will have to try this together. We've always had a surplus of bought stuff given to us but it is just starting to run out. Thanks!

  5. we never ever buy playdough, the whole process of making it is what the kids love.
    well done on recording it here.
    thanks also for popping by, hope you get to use some of the photo tips.
    if you need anything, please feel free to ask.

    happy weekend to you ♥


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