Making Playdough at Home

Join Mrs. Hilary as she shows you an easy way to make playdough at home with common household objects. Add essential oils for extra sensory stimulation! Basics Focus: Maximize Love, Manage Stress Make homemade playdough in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and…

Published on March 24, 2020

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Join Mrs. Hilary as she shows you an easy way to make playdough at home with common household objects. Add essential oils for extra sensory stimulation!


Basics Focus: Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Make homemade playdough in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

MATERIALS:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)

OPTIONAL: FOOD COLORING for color and ESSENTIAL OIL for scent; Unsweetened Kool-Aid packets do both color and scent

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, stir in the the color now.
  2. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a bowl, gallon sized bag or onto wax paper.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. Once it’s all mixed together, you’re ready to PLAY.
  4. If desired, add a few drops of an essential oil to add another sensory dimension.
  5. Store the play dough inside the bags to keep soft. If stored properly it will keep soft for up to 3 months.

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