Necessary ingredients to make playdough right at home! Create any color you like with glitter and even fun scented playdoh can be made too!
Wondering what ingredients to make playdough you need? It is actually easier than you might think. Holidays coming up and you’d like a fun activity that is cheap to make, homemade playdoh is a great activity for kids of all ages.
Homemade Playdough Recipe
This one we made to be green with gold glitter for St.Patricks Day but with this easy playdough recipe below you can make it any color, texture, scented, or playdough with hidden treasures inside you want.
- Here are the basic ingredients below so you can make a bunch of kid friendly play dough recipes with your kids.
From there the possibilities are endless, and the glitter is totally optional, but a fun add in!!
We first made some homemade edible playdough which was fun, but each style has a different feel so if you’re throwing a playdough birthday party or just having fun on the weekends I would recommend making a few different ones!
- 2 ingredient edible playdough is great for Preschoolers
- Like I said, you can make homemade scented playdough which is really fun
- All others are listed on our kid friendly play dough recipes post
- If you want to show the different between slime and playdoh you can make glow in the dark slime
- Homemade play putty is fun to make for a change too
Ingredients to make playdough
- 1.5 c flour
- 1/2 c. salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp cream of tartar
- 2-3 drops green or other color of food coloring
- 1 c water
- glitter or any other fun add ins
- In a large pot combine flour, salt, oil, cream of tartar and water.
- Mix well with a whisk
- Add a few drops of gel food coloring if you choose and mix well
- Cook on medium-low heat stirring consistently
- Playdough will begin to thicken and form a thick ball of dough
- Pour your dough onto a surface to cool
- Once cooled knead it on a non stick cutting board – these work great as playdough mats
- If it is still sticky add a bit of extra flour and knead that in, very little at a time
- Add glitter if you’d like now
- Use small child safe knives and playdough tools to play with
It is a fun rainy day activity for kids that can be changed up according to the holiday or their favorite color.
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