Colourful Playdough Recipe
Recently, the kids were invited to a friend’s birthday party. I struggled with what to give as a present.
Instead of rushing out to the mall, we decided to make her some homemade playdough in the birthday girl’s favourite colours. Mr J, Ms P and I whipped up a batch of no-cook playdough in our kitchen. The kids were pleased with their colours & creations. We piled them into a jars and wrapped them up in a homemade painting for wrapping.
Of course, we had to make a second batch the next day for my kids to play with too! This recipe makes it a breeze to whip up no-cook playdough in just a few minutes. As a mom, I love it because it only uses one bowl and I don’t have to cook it either. Most of the ingredients are ones that we typically have in our house, so no need to run out and buy anything. No pesky cream of tartar like some recipes either.
No Cook Playdough Recipe
-1 cup flour
-1/2 cup salt
-1/2 cup water
-1 tbsp vegetable oil
Yields about 3 cups of playdough.
How To Colour Playdough
There are many different ways to do this: food colouring, gel food colouring or even powered gelatin mix.
In my kitchen, it comes down to what’s in the cupboard.
If you want a vivid, rich colour – gel food colouring is the way to go.
If you like a scent along with your playdough, powered gelatin mix in all the different flavours will work.
For a pastel coloured playdough, 5-8 drops of food colouring will work.
Packaging for a Gift or for Much Use
To package, use 250ml Wide Mouth Canning Jars. We love these containers because they hold 1 cup of playdough which is usually more than enough and the lids can be popped on and off for playtime.
Enjoy your new dough!
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.