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Playdough is that wonderfully gooey dough that is great for childrens' tactile development, hand / eye coordination and is just plain fun.

Playdough can be bought or homemade.

The purchased Playdough usually lasts longer but the homemade playdough is much cheaper, easily replaceable and you know exactly what is in it (in case any child decides to taste test the playdough).


  • (1) Home Made Playdough
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • food colorin


Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until

stiff. Allow to cool, then knead. Store playdough in an airtight container.

Peanut-Buddy Play Dough (eatable)

  • 3 1/2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 cups powdered milk
  • 3 1/2 cups corn syrup

Mix ingredients by hand. Share. Can decorate with sprinkles, M&Ms


Salt playdough (not-eatable)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour

food coloring

Mix ingredients in pan. Add food coloring. Stir on low heat. When

thickens remove from heat. Put some on waxed paper or floured surface

and roll out. Cut out objects. Air dry objects few days. Store un-used

portion in air-tight container.

Variations: use straws to punch holes for hanging. Glue sequins to clay.

Oatmeal Buddy Dough

  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 2/3 cups Honey

Optional-Rice Krispes, Coconut Sprinkles, Chocolate chips, Red hots,


Mix ingredients until combined. Wash hands. Lay down wax paper. Let them

play. Store in air-tight container.

Yummy playdough (eatable)

  • 2 cups of honey
  • 3 cups of peanut butter
  • 3 packets powdered milk

Stir all ingredients together until smooth. Add more powdered milk

if desired. Is sticky.

Cloud Playdough

  • 1 cup water, 1 1/2 c vegetable oil, 6 c flour

Add a few drops of food coloring to water. Combine water, oil and flour

in a large bowl. Knead well. Add more water if necessary in small amounts

until the dough is soft and stretchy. Cloud dough should be used on a

washable surface for it is very greasy.

Coffee Playdough

  • 4 cups unsifted all purpose flour, 1 cup salt, 1/4 cup instant
  • coffee and 1 1/2 c warm water

Dissolve the coffee in the warm water. In another bowl, mix the flour

and the salt.

Make a well and add 1 cup of the coffee water into it. Mix with a fork

or with your hands until smoother. Add more coffee water as needed: dough

should be smooth not sticky or crumbling. Store in air tight container.

When your done making figures, bake in oven for 1 hour at 300 degrees

or until hard. A coat or 2 of shellac keeps it well preserved for longer

lasting gifts. Enjoy!

Frosting Playdough (eatable)

  • 1 can Frosting Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter(smooth)

Mix together until it reaches your wanted consistency. Enjoy!

Jell-O finger paint fun

  • Any flavor gelatin and boiling water (adults need to help)

Use water and add to Jell-O until finger paint consistency. Paint away

freely, it smells great and the children like to feel of it.

Kool-Aide Finger Paint

  • 2 cups flour, 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid, 1/2 cup salt, 3 cups
  • boiling water, 3 tablespoons oil.

Mix all ingredients together. The children like to watch the batter mix

and let them put it to paper.


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