Homemade playdough


“Childhood is a short season.”

Helen Hayes

24th July 2020

Childhood indeed doesn’t last forever. So while our children are young, even though they act like little monsters sometimes. It is essential that we spend more time with them. This current pandemic somehow is teaching us a valuable lesson. That is spending time with our family. The moments are quickly flying by. Past the days of those first teeth or the first walk and stumble. The angelic laugh that fills the room with endless joy, those twinkling eyes and little noses. The unending whys and the early morning cries. This doesn’t last forever. So while the pure innocence exists now, cherish the moments. Live for today. Because somewhere down the road, we will hold onto these days so tight before it slips into our hands. Days of dirt and laughter. Days spent together, getting to know more about each other. Because these moments today are all we have. Someday, they’ll grow up and need us less. So while we still can, let’s spend our time with them.

This time, we’re featuring one simple and low cost activity that we can do at home with our children using ingredients available in our kitchen. Homemade playdough! This is non toxic and edible just in case those little mouths decided to eat it. This is a fun activity for sensory play. So let your child be creative! And don’t worry about the mess. You’ll get by. 🙂



Uncooked Playdough
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon food color
  1. Measure the ingredients. Assist your child in measuring all the ingredients by using measuring cups and spoons.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients. Let your child mix the dry ingredients using a spatula, whisk or wooden spoon. This will be messy but be attentive as well as you don’t want to end up with an empty bowl!
  3. Mix the wet ingredients. Ensure that you and your child is wearing an apron when doing this activity. Mix the wet ingredients together until everything is well combined and you achieve the desired color.
  4. Mix the dry and the wet ingredients. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Help your child to do this and you can finish the whole thing to make sure it is well combined.
  5. Stir as the dough forms. The dough will become thicker and difficult to stir at this point. Now, it’s your time to stir the whole mixture to form the dough.
  6. Knead until soft as the dough cools. This is the fun part! Children loves to play with dough. Knead until it is soft and no longer sticky.
  7. Time to play! Enjoy creating different colours if you make more than one batch. Get creative with all sorts pf shapes and sizes by using cookie cutters. If you have none, you can simply shape your dough to any desired shape.

TIPS: It is best to store the dough in an airtight container or wrap with a plastic wrap after use to prevent from drying and cracking. If the dough becomes too dry, you can pop in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Cooked Playdough
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon food color
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan
  2. The mixture will be lumpy at first then form into a ball as you mix over the heat.
  3. Stir over heat until the dough ball is formed.
  4. Allow to cool and knead until the dough is soft and pliable.
  5. Store in a well-sealed container.


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