Monday, September 24, 2012

World's Best Homemade Play-Doh

My little girl has an obsession with Play-doh. Play-doh isn't my favorite thing in the world, but my mom has been feeding her obsession. She is still young and likes to mix the colors, but then she doesn't want to play with the mixed up blob, in order to not go broke from buying new colors, I dusted off our tried and true family favorite. This recipe does require a stove, but the play-doh comes together so nicely I make it over other recipes.

You will need:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 teaspoon cream of tarter 
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon food coloring
2 cups water
a drop of your favorite essential oil

I used to always search for a recipe without oil or cream of tarter, to make things simpler, but I have since discovered they really make the dough wonderful. Sometimes being slightly less simple is worth it!

Directions: Mix ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat, when cool to the touch, knead until soft and then form into balls. Store in an airtight container or bag when not in use. You don't have to use essential oils in this recipe, I just love the way it makes the play-doh smell. 

We absolutely love this play-doh. I have tried just about every recipe and I keep coming back to this one!


Cranberry Morning said...

I've made this recipe too and like it. I'd add a drop of peppermint essential oil.

becca said...

play-doh is awesome
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Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

this looks so neat! pinning for future reference :) thanks for sharing!

Delirious said...

I have this recipe too and I love it because it doesn't dry out the way real play-doh does. I keep mine in the refrigerator.

You can also add a package of kool-aid to add a scent and some color to it. Or you can add glitter. :)

Kenzie Smith said...

I'm definitely going to remember this recipe :D Thanks so much for sharing!

Delirious said...

When I was given the recipe, the instructions said to keep it in the fridge. I thought maybe it was to keep it from molding or something. I keep it in a ziplock. But it does stay soft, and I've never had it dry out!

There's A Hole in the Bucket said...

When following this recipe, what is the yield, i.e cups or lbs?

Thanks for a GREAT recipe!!

Sara said...

Such a simple recipe, I really enjoyed making it. I made it for my little cousins and they absolutely loved it and on the up side it's also non-toxic.