How to make Playdough

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This is really quick and simple to make.  You will need:

flour – 1 cup

water – 1 cup

salt – 1/2 cup

cooking oil – 1 tablespoon

cream of tartar – 1 tablespoon

These are the basics but feel free to add in any food colouring, essential oils etc that you desire (cocoa powder makes the most delicious chocolate Playdough!). I used to add lavender essential oil to the Playdough I made for my Reception class and it was always a lovely calm table, plus the classroom smelt divine!  The Playdough in the picture above is the amount made from using 1 tea mug of flour so double up as required.

  1. Put all ingredients – including any colouring, oils etc into a saucepan, mix well.

  2. Cook the dough whilst continuing to stir.

  3. It will get harder to stir and become a ball to which all the sticky dough will attach itself thus leaving the saucepan clear.

  4. Drop the ball onto a chopping board and knead- beware of little fingers as it will be hot at this point.

  5. The Playdough is then ready to use.

I store mine in an airtight container which means it can be used many times.

Enjoy!

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