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Homemade Playdough - Rainy Day Play

How to make homemade playdough for rainy day play

Are you looking for a fun, safe, and eco-friendly activity for your little ones? I have just the thing!

Here is a simple yet fantastic homemade playdough recipe. It's not only easy and quick to make using store cupboard ingredients, but it's plastic free too.

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • Food Colouring (gel colouring gives a stronger colour)
  • 1/2 cup Table Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • A pan & wooden spoon

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Start by adding 1 cup of water, your choice of food colouring, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to a pan. Stir to combine.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of plain flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 1/2 cup of table salt until combined.

  3. Gently pour the dry ingredients into the pan with your coloured liquid. Turn the heat to medium and continuously stir the mixture.

  4. Keep stirring as the mixture heats. You'll see it start to clump together and form a dough-like ball. This is the playdough coming to life!

  5. Remove the pan from the heat and let your playdough cool down a bit. Once it's cool enough to handle, take it out and knead it into a smooth, pliable dough.

Benefits of Homemade Playdough:

  • Safe and Non-Toxic: Knowing exactly what goes into your playdough makes it safe for little hands.
  • Eco-Friendly: By making your own playdough, you're reducing plastic packaging and waste.
  • Cost-Effective: These ingredients are affordable and might already be in your cupboard.
  • Customisable: You can create any colour you like, and even experiment with natural dyes.

Fun Play Ideas:

  • Shape and Create: Encourage your kids to use cookie cutters, rolling pins, or even natural objects like leaves and sticks to make fun shapes and textures.
  • Imagination Time: Challenge them to create figures from their favourite stories or everyday objects.
  • Learning Through Play: Use the playdough to teach shapes, colours, and even basic maths concepts like counting.

A simple, eco-friendly playdough recipe that promises hours of fun and creativity. We'd love to see what you and your little ones create! Share your playdough creations with us on instagram or Facebookso we can share it and inspire others.

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Danielle x

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