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Homemade Play-Doh

Or- Why Didn’t I Do This Before

So, my MIL sent me some really fun cookie cutters from Williams-Sonoma.  In the comments, there were several suggestions to use them with play-doh.  And recently one of my twitter peeps was extolling the virtues of play-doh with toddlers.  This morning I decided I was just going to go for it, and whipped up a batch of homemade play-doh.  I could not be more happy with the results (both for the play-doh and the toddler).

Completed play-doh all vibrant and happy.

Henry had lots of fun stamping with the cookie cutters.

Note the concentration and the play-doh in his hair.

Seriously, why have I never made homemade play-doh before?  It’s cheap, fun, and easy to clean up.  I probably had as much fun as Henry.

Here’s the recipe I used in case anyone is interested.

2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon cooking oil

2 cups water

(opt) food coloring (15-20 drops depending on how vibrant you want the colors)


1. Place in saucepan.

2. Cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes.

3. Mix in food coloring once play-doh has cooled a bit.  Play.  Store in plastic bag in fridge.


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