Merry Christmas and homemade play dough

Posted on: December 25, 2011

If you are looking for a last minute gift, or a fun project to do on Christmas day, making play dough is easy and so much fun!


– 1 Cup flour (non self rising)
– 1/2 Cup salt
– 1 Cup water
– 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream of tarter
– Cinnamon, pure vanilla, or peppermint (optional, but gives the play dough a nice smell)
– Food coloring (optional)


– Mix all of the above ingredients in a pan over low heat.
– If you would like to make a specific color, add food coloring of your choice.  We add the food coloring immediately after all of the other ingredients, when it is still on the stove.  If you do this step after you remove the play dough from the heat, be sure to wear gloves.
– Continue mixing constantly until play dough becomes a ball.  It doesn’t have to cook very long.  it will probably be ready in about five minutes.
– Remove dough from pan and place on wax paper.  When it cools down, you or your child can knead the dough for a few minutes.

– If giving as a gift, place in small plastic containers that have caps.  Add the recipe and tie with a ribbon.

– Michelle


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