Caroline Fernandez: Activity Mummy


How to Make Playdough

Easy homemade playdoh recipe

This is fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers to play with and easy for kids and tweens to help make. Homemade playdough is family-budget friendly and oh-so-easy to make.

You will need:

Adult supervision using stove

Medium-size pot

Wooden spoon

1 cup flour

1 cup warm water

2 tsps cream of tartar

1 tbsp oil

1/2 cup salt

food colouring

Hint: This is what cream of tartar looks like (it's in the spice aisle—and I share this because it took me forever to find in the grocery store)


 Turn on stove to medium heat.  Mix oil, water and food colouring in pot.  Add flour, cream of tartar, and salt.  Stir constantly for 5 minutes to ensure mixture doesn’t burn. 

 When mixture forms a ball it is done. Remove from heat. 

Not to be eaten! When stored in an airtight container—playdough can last a few weeks.

Change up: use Kool-Aid crystals instead of food colouring. Remember that kids still can't eat playdough (even if it smells like watermelon Kool-Aid). to make homemade activities? You might like How to Recycle Crayons. Just sayin'.