Friday, September 16, 2011

Best Playdough Ever {a recipe}

Let me start by saying that I got this AWESOME recipe from my buddy Erin.  Let me also say that I wish my buddy Erin had a blog where she chronicled her daily life and the things her kids say.  I'd say you should friend her on facebook just to read her status updates, but that'd be weird.  She is witty and sarcastic and wonderful.  That is all.  
Okay, so about this recipe, it is fantastic!!!
Not gritty.
Not sticky.  
Easy to make.
Stays soft.
It's perfect.
What you need: 
  • 1 C. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 C. water
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 C. salt
  • food coloring
It doesn't hurt to have a helper too, preferably one that knows how to work her lower lip. 
Melt all together in a saucepan over medium/low heat.  Stir.  Stir some more.  Then stir some more.  You're getting close when you scrape the bottom of the pan and it doesn't immediately fall back into a soupy glob.  Pretty soon you'll see that the dough will begin to pull together.  Keep stirring.  Stir until a ball forms.  Store in an airtight container (not in the fridge like some recipes call for).
There you have it.  The best playdough ever.
Ideally this post would have a great picture of my helper playing with said playdough, but 8 seconds after I got done making it she said "I don't want to play playdough."
Story of my life.

Linking to:


  1. I need to try last batch of homemade playdough left a gross film everywhere. I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party -

    Creative Genius @

  2. I will be making this in a few days for my son's birthday party. Can you provide an estimate of the kind of quantity this recipe will produce? I want to have enough for each child at the party and would like to avoid making multiple batches. Thanks!

  3. hahahaha....of course she didn't want to play with it, she helped make it which was enough play time. hehe I know the feeling! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I think we are going to try to make it today!

  4. just made it with my girls and they loved it!!!


Related Posts with Thumbnails