I went to make playdough today and realised we did not have enough salt for our usual recipe! So a quick Google and I managed to combine a few different ideas and make up a recipe – no salt, no cream of tarter. So if your little ones eat playdough this might be a more palatable recipe for them!
2 Cups Plain Flour
3 Tablespoons of Oil (15ml TBSP)
1/2 cup of Water
Food Coloring, Glitter, Sparkles etc to make it fun
Combine the flour, glitter (if using) and 3 TBSP oil in a large bowl. Add a few drops of food colouring to the water then add to the mix. Stir well until combined and begin to knead hard with your hands, if you find it is still too dry add a little more water – only a tiny bit at a time. Knead well for at least a few minutes until the mixture is no longer sticky. This is the most important part to making playdough – the kneading!
This mixture will not keep as well as the traditional salt mixture but in my house playdough is usually well used within a few days so no problem for us, especially with this recipe as you can use cheap flour and oil and this fun activity can cost very little! Store playdough in an airtight container when not playing with it.
I hope your little ones enjoy this as much as mine did 🙂 Let me know how you get on.
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