Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pena's Playdough for Children ( young and old)

  • 1 Cup of Cheap flour ( all purpose)
  • 2 Tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 Cup of salt
  • 1 Cup of warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon of oil
  • food coloring
  • Flavorings
  1. Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Add the water, food coloring, and oil.
  3. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.  Don't worry if the mixture looks like a lumpy mess; it's turning into dough!
  4. When the mixture forms into a ball in the center of the pot, turn the burner off and dump the very warm dough onto a  lightly floured surface.
  5. Knead while still very warm until nice and smooth.
  6. With finger press an indention into the center and add a few drops of essential oils or food flavorings...continue to knead in.
  7.  It's time to play!  
  8. When not being used store in a Ziploc bag. 
Thanks to Keziah for these directions and pictures!


  1. Looks like fun! Will have to try it with our crew - they LOVE playdough! Thanks for the clear picture and instructions Keziah! The boys all say hello to all of you too!

    Shellee (For all 11 of us!)

  2. Shellee,
    I think the boys would have wonderful fun making this. I think the older ones would have no problem making it alone after a bit of instruction. Keziah and Moriah spent an entire afternoon working on this project. They probably had more fun than the little ones that will be playing with it this weekend. It makes quite a lot one big ball fits into a pint bag!

  3. Oh I will have to try that recipe! ;o) I tried another one that was horrible :oP Thanks for posting it! :o)

  4. Nabila,
    This is the recipe we have been making for about 25 years or makes alot. I do think the children making the playdough have the most fun with it. My girls at home make it for their nieces or other young children when they visit.


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