You guys Homemade Playdough is super easy and always a winner. A few simple ingredients and a few minutes gets you all the fun!
I grew up with my Mom making us playdough, I was the Mom who made playdough! Don’t get me wrong I bought my fair share of play dough for my kids but it was a fun activity to make with the kids as well!
It so simple and most likely you have the ingredients in your pantry!
If you don’t I assure you the cost is minimal. For all the ingredients and be able to make several batches it cost me under $10! And trust me you will have the majority of ingredients in your pantry and not much is needed. The most expensive ingredient and one not in all pantries is the Cream of Tarter at just under $3.
I called in the big guns, my playdough expert to help me create my livestock herd!
I laughed because my middle was my playdough queen. She would spend hours playing with it, but her hard and fast rule was no mixing colors. With homemade, it doesn’t matter because it’s so inexpensive that you can just make new!
But she still cringed!
I’ll be honest, I am most excited about this because of those adorable farm animal cutters! They are made by the same farm boy who makes my cookie cutters, they are exactly the same just smaller for kids! Or adults – no judgment here.
I’m super excited because these cute farm animal cutters are now in the perfect little gift set with my children’s book Meet Pete. The gift set is available in my FarmLife X’s & O’s shop!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- food coloring
- In a medium size pan add the flour, salt and cream of tartar and give a quick stir to mix together
- Add the water and oil to the sauce pan and stir continuously while on low to medium heat until the ingredients start to pull together
- Once the liquid is gone and the dough pulls together into a ball remove from the heat
- Remove the dough from the pan and place on a cutting board or piece of wax paper - allow to sit just until cool enough to work with.
- Divide the dough to color - I divided mine into four equal parts - color as you want - simply add drops of food color and work into the dough until desired color and shade are reached
- Store in airtight containers and should stay fresh for several weeks.
- I used Wilton coloring because that's what I had on hand, use whatever you like to color the playdough!