Riley and Mema

Riley and Mema

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Traditional and Edible Playdough Recipes

Having Fun with Edible Playdough

PLAYDOUGH is an excellent outlet for kids having fun, allowing them to go into their world of imagination, making many exciting creations. It is like magic when you join them, adding your own creations, and working together! Whether you use the traditional recipe or try the edible playdough recipe, you’re child is bound to have heaps of fun.

Playdough is also an excellent introduction for teaching children about mixing colors. When you give them blue and yellow playdough they will learn, that when mixed together, makes green.

I have a range of quick and simple homemade playdough recipes, some edible playdough and some kool-aid playdough. If you ever wanted to know how to make playdough, whether cooked or uncooked, you will find what you are looking for here.

NOTE: These recipes are all non-toxic.


1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Food coloring

Place all ingredients into a saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until well combined. You know it is cooked when the mixture

Old Favourite Playdough Toy

comes away from the sides of the saucepan.

Remove mixture from saucepan and allow to cool, then knead until smooth.


Very similar to the normal recipe with one small change. Instead of using cold water and boiling the mixture, replace the cold water with boiling water and stir the mixture – no cooking! Great Idea! So easy! Great texture!

2 cups of plain flour
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
Food coloring

Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix! At first it looks like it isn’t going to mix through, keep at it and it will come together. If necessary knead mixture on the bench.

For variation add glitter or sand for texture. Always use lots of vibrant color. To store, place in zip lock bags and put in refrigerator.

If you have a toddler who insists on eating the playdough, you might like to try this edible playdough recipe.


2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 cups oats
2 cups dried milk
2/3 cup honey

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well blended.


1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tab spoons oil
1 packet of unsweetened kool-aid

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together and knead well. Store in airtight container, will keep up to 2 months.

NOTE: Mixing Kool-Aid in with the playdough mixture, gives the dough bright colors as well as refreshing scents: lemon, cherry, lime and orange.

NOTE: If playdough happens to be a bit sticky, you can add extra flour, but give it a really good mix before adding extra flour and be careful you don’t add too much.

If your child wants to do MORE than just play with playdough, why not try a simple, yet heaps of fun and learning, Science Project with them.  Sure changes the idea of Playdough.

Children love making things and using their imagination to create their works of art, whether it is through cardboard crafts , Playdough or any other fun craft activity.  Watch them as they squish and squash, molding their playdough into their masterpieces!

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