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Homemade Play Dough

Play Dough 01

This week has been very special because my sister and her family have been visiting. My sister has a sweet daughter who is such a little honey! We’ve been having such fun playing together. After being here a week, they’re leaving tomorrow so I’m going to miss little Katy so much.

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When I was growing up I played with play dough quite a lot, make believing I was working a bakery or restaurant.  I loved squeezing the dough right after it came off the stovetop because it was so warm. Those are such good childhood memories. It was so fun to watch my little niece as she played with it this afternoon. She loved pulling it apart with her fingers and smooshing the dough flat. This is the recipe that we used.

Homemade Play Dough

  1. 1 cup salt
  2. 2 cups white flour
  3. 2-4 tbsp. cream of tartar
  4. 2 cups boiling water
  5. 2 tbsp. oil
  6. Food colouring and flavour extracts of choice

Mix the first three ingredients together. Add the boiling water and the oil. Stir into a dough. Divide into three balls. I added red food colouring to one, green colouring and mint extract to another, and banana extract and yellow colouring to the last ball. It’s adds a fun element when you add a scent to the dough.

Play Dough 03

Play Dough 04

Play Dough 05

Look at those eyes!

Play Dough 07

“Auntie Charissa, photo shoots are soooo tiring!”

Play Dough 06

Hope your kidlets enjoy this as much as my niece did! Get the latest updates on my blog by subscribing to my feed!

What crafts do you do with your children (or little friends in your life)?

Category: Arts & Crafts, Kid Friendly | Tags: , , , , , , , , , 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Homemade Play Dough”

  1. Jenny

    i always enjoy looking at the photography. you do such a professional job.

  2. torviewtoronto

    my children enjoy play dough as well making them at home feels safer and cheaper than the smelly once that are sold
    lovely post cute little one

  3. LoyoyaNL

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Yes, it’s a lot of work to translate everything.

    Your niece is so cute :).

    I bake and cook a lot with my children. They enjoy it so much.


  4. Blond Duck

    Popped in to say hi! This would be so cute for my friend’s little ones!

  5. Blond Duck

    I think it’s so cool you oil paint. I’ve always wanted to, but I tend to stick to mixed media.

  6. Laurel

    Ooh, scented! I’ve never thought to do that. I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

  7. Charissa

    Laurel- thank you for the offer!

  8. Lizabeth

    What an adorable little girl!! I love the pictures, and the playdough idea (making it from scratch) is such a great thought. You blog is so interesting and my husband and I both enjoy looking at it. Great pictures, recipes and writing.

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