This is the playdough recipe that we use at Playcentre. This recipe is perfect for my 4 kids, so halve it if you have less than 4 kids, and double it if you have more than 4!! Once you start making your own playdough, you won’t need to buy it any more, and as long as you keep the ingredients topped up in your cupboard (especially the salt) you can make it on demand!
- 3 cups Flour
- 1 1/2 cups Salt
- 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil
- 6 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
- 3 cups Water
Put all the ingredients together in a large pot and stir it constantly over a medium heat.
Add some food colouring if you wish, or you can wait until the end and split the dough and add different colours.
Once the playdough starts to come away from the bottom and sides of the pot, take the pot off the heat, and plop the playdough on some flour.
Kneed until you get a nice texture and it isn’t too sticky.
PLEASE NOTE: When you are finished with the pot, fill it with water immediately to make cleaning a lot easier.
Also this playdough is extremely hot when you start kneeding it so, please take care, and do not give it to the children until it has cooled.
Apparently this playdough will keep indefinitely if stored in a covered container