I don’t like making life complicated and will generally take the easy route for most things so when I found this easy peasy way to make playdough I was delighted. It also means I don’t care when she mixes up the colours as it’s cheaper to make than buying it.
Ok. That bit is a lie. I hate it when she mixes up the colour and have to dampen down extraordinary levels of rage when she mixes the blues and reds or green and yellows. I might as well just make orange playdough and leave it at that as thats the blimin colour it ends up anyway.
Anyway – here is my super easy playdough recipe so you can also pretend to be a well put together, home crafting Pintrest parent.
- 1/2 a cup of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar which is a natural powdered raising agent *
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 1 cup of boiling water mixed with some food colouring **
* Do not look for cream of tartar with the tartar sauce as I did – you’ll find it in the baking section. Sneaky cream of tartar. ** You can also use the contents of a fruit tea bag instead of colouring. Which is a useful way to use up those raspberry and vanilla tea bags you brought when you were feeling all healthy but we both know you’ll never drink.
To make the play-dough you just bung all the dry contents in a bowl and mix with the water until the dough is formed. Wait till the water has cooled before touching but you probably already guessed that.
It makes a lovely soft play-dough that keeps for ages in a sandwich box or wrapped in cling film.
Job done. You get to be a person who makes homemade things without any effort at all.