Thursday, 11 June 2015

No cook playdough that the kids love!

No crafting for me today, I'm in the middle of a mass sort out/tidy up so can't get to my desk. I thought I would share with you this recipe I found for making playdough without cooking it. I remember when I was a kid my ever thrifty Mum stirring a saucepan of playdough on the cooker for what seemed like ages trying to get the colour to mix and the texture right so when I found this no cook way of making it I had to give it a go!

I'm not going to lie, it's not the best playdough ever but the kids love it and it's cheap and more importantly quick and easy!

Give it a go and let me know your thoughts!


  • 2 cups plain flour 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)


  • food colouring (optional)




  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (colour optional)
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the glycerine (optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)


  • Edit: I completely forgot to add that we made "Frozen" playdough, we added baby blue food colouring and glitter - the kids loved it!

    Original recipe from here: http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/04/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe.html

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