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Homemade Play-do from your own Kitchen



My children love this, I think it is better than the store bought kind. It whips up in minutes and it is a relaxing activity for your child to do! It also buys me some time to prep dinner, although I have to admit I enjoy playing too:)

1 cup water

1 cup white flour

1/2 cup salt

2 tablespoon cream of tarter

1 tablespoon oil

food coloring

Put all ingredients except for the food coloring in a small pan. Mix well. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly 4- minutes. The dough will form into a clump. Remove from pan (will be hot do not give to your child yet) knead the dough gently for 2 minutes…add the food coloring and knead for an additional 3 minutes. Form into a ball. Rest for ten minutes and it is ready for your child to play.   If desired you can add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon to dry ingredients for a nice scent or in the end you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, children tend to like lavender, orange or peppermint. This stores well in a Ziploc bag or a covered plastic container. Happy Playing!

lula play-do


Thanks Baker Pippi!

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One Comment

  1. David Reeves

    We used to do this for the kids when they were little. Cheap, easy, & fun!

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