Once I learned how to make homemade playdoh I never bought the store bought stuff again! One of my favorites was our Ice-cream and Birthay Cake Playdoh which uses only 2 ingredients powdered sugar and frosting! It was so easy to make and so fun to play with!
For another 2 ingredient option you can also try Cloud dough which was definitely a winner with my daughter. She asked to play with it several times after her first introduction.
This time around I wanted to try adding some scent to our playdoh. Since I was making this batch with Valentines in mind I thought a raspberry would be nice.
Here's the recipe:
1 C Flour
2 TBS Cream of Tartar
1/4 C Salt
1 C Water
1TBS Vegetable Oil
Red food coloring
Add all the ingredients together in a large pot over medium heat and keep stirring for about 5 minutes. You'll know when it's done when the playdough gets harder to stir. This is also where I added in the raspberry extract. I didn't measure just kept squirting till it felt right. It will be hot so carefully remove from the pot and let cool off on tinfoil or parchment paper. Once the playdough is cool enough begin kneading it and adding in glitter (optional).
I put out the playdough for my kids along with some 'accessories' like heart beads, gems, pipecleaners, buttons and let them go wild!
My son's creations:
My daughter's creations:
It looked like so much fun I made one of my own:
Here are some benefits of playing with playdough:
- works on fine motor skills
- imaginative play
- sensory experience