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Playdough recipe

Play dough recipe


This lasts a while if stored in an airtight box.


2 cups of plain flour.

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (baby oil or coconut oil works too)

1/2 cup of salt.

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar.

1 to 1 and half cups of boiling water (add in small amounts until it feels right) 

food colouring (optional)


You can also use additional ingredients to add scent (orange/coco powder/ cinamon etc)


Mix all together until forms a dough, I start off with a spoon then use my hands to kneed it together. 



Helping you make the dough will also be great fun.



Now it is made you can:

Check out dough disco

Make models

Make 'cupcakes'

Add rolling pin, cutters and make 'cookies'

Pretend to eat it, using a knife and fork to cut it

Enjoy and let us know what you do.