My playdough recipe

There are many different, similar and varying recipes for playdough as there are wonderful blogs.  However this is my tried and tested, many times over. playdough recipe that  I have been using since I was teaching. This will make enough basic white dough to keep a toddler happy. The possibilities of what you can add to dough is endless. It keeps well wrapped up in cling film either in a cool cupboard or the fridge.


1 cup Plain Flour

1/2 cup salt

pinch of cream of tartar

glug of oil (I tend to use vegetable oil)

2 cups of boiling water.

Add all the dry ingredients and the oil to a large mixing bowl. I now also add any colouring or flavourings at this point. Add the 2 cups of boiling water and mix until it comes together to form a dough.


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