Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Homemade Playdough

Playdough is the ultimate kid toy. Me grandparents, parents and me played with playdough. And so do my kids and probably my grandkinds and great grandkids will too. It is so easy to make and it is so much better than the stuff you buy at the store. And you make it with ingredients you have a home:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup flour
  • jello
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp oil
  • food coloring
  • extra flour for kneading
First, in a saucepan add all the ingredients EXCEPT the food coloring:

Cook at medium heat, stirring constantly.

It is done when it turns into a ball and it comes off the sides of the saucepan.

Take it out and put it on a floured counter. Remember, it will be HOT. Let cool before you knead.

After it cools, cut 4 to 5 pieces.

Start adding flour and kneading until is not sticky anymore. Add food coloring and knead.

Knead some more until you cannot see any flour remaining on the surface.

All ready to be played with!


  1. How fun! :) I'd love to do this with my oldest little guy soon!

    xoxo ♥ Shar

  2. Awesome! Def gonna try!

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  3. Your blog is so cute! I am coming from the CHQ Blog Hop. We are in need of new playdough, I'll have to try this recipe out.

  4. what?? so cool!

    Have a lovely day! Stop by and say hello! :)

  5. Wow! You make this look so easy! I definitely want to give it a try:) Thanks for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope to see you there again next week!
    And if you can, stop by and link this up at Keep Calm and Link Up, live right now!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  6. Oh, I use a very similar recipe except without the jello. Is that for making it taste better? lol My brother once made play dough (he must have been about 13) using peanut butter. It didn't last very long! ;)


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