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Make your own playdough

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Expert tip


To keep your playdough in good condition, place it in a sealed plastic bag or container and pop it in the fridge, ready to use next time.

Make your own playdough

Playing with dough will keep your toddler occupied for ages. Making it together extends the fun even longer (and saves money)!

You will need:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2tbsp cream of tartar
  • 50g salt
  • 140ml water
  • Food colouring
  • 2tbsp oil

 

Steps to make playdough


Step 1

Step 1

Mix together the dry ingredients in a saucepan, then add the water and food colouring (bear in mind this will stain a wooden spoon), mixing until smooth.


Step 2

Step 2

Add the oil, and knead well until the dough leaves the sides of the pan and forms into a ball.


Step 3

Step 3

Wait for it to cool before use. Use a wipe-clean mat or PVC tablecloth to avoid staining your table. Then get out the cookie cutters and a rolling pin and away you go!