Play Dough – recipe and ideas


WeeBeastieBoy is always wanting to get his hands into something. We are doing a lot with clay but sometimes it’s fun to make up some play dough and get into it while it’s still warm.


He found a book called Clay-Dough Play-Dough by Scholastic which had lots of ideas in it to get him started.



This is a great way to set play dough up for children. Change the cookie cutters all the time e.g. have green play dough and Shamrock shapes out for St Patrick’s Day. Even have black play dough with glitter in it when a child showes interest in the stars.

The scissors are great for the children to build up their strength cutting. They may roll play dough sausages and cut them into pieces or just cut into the large play dough ball. You could even use the effect to make scales on a dinosaur or leaves on a tree.

Cooked Play dough recipe

1 cup white flour

1/2 cup salt

1 cup cold water

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Stir all ingredients into a saucepan

Place onto a low heat and keep stirring for 3-5 minutes or until it is no longer sticky to touch.

remove from the pan and allow to cool

When cool you may like to add food colouring by making a hole in the ball of dough and then kneeding it until the colour has spread evenly. Beware your hands will get coloured!


img_8948 Lucy x

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