Play Dough Recipe

Last week, J was floating around needing some inspiration. I needed him- ok wanted him- to find that inspiration so I could get on with some chores.
Then the inspiration hit me!

Play dough!


Not the plastic stuff that you can buy from the ¥100 store, but the pukka squidgy, squishy tactile stuff that I used to make when I only had 3 children to run after.

My awesome recipe is sitting on a ship somewhere between Singapore and Tokyo, but I know it well enough to find it online.


Once made, J had a great time playing with it, but the biggest surprise is how much fun my 8 year old has had with it.

So here is the receipe and I hope your children have as much fun!


Playdough Recipe

2 cups of Flour
2 cups of Water 
1 tbs of Cooking Oil
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 cup of Salt
Food Colouring (amount dependent on how bright you want your play dough)

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan.
Cook slowly on medium high until the playdough thickens and comes away from the sides.

Keep the playdough in an air tight container. If it is kept in the fridge, it should last longer.

Happy Playing!

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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