Looking around our local shopping mall the other day I was astounded by the number of pre-made synthetic types of playdough are available. Whilst I understand the convenience and attraction to these pre-made versions, I couldn’t help but wonder if consumers are aware of how easy and little time it takes to actually make your own at home?

I have shared one of my favorite recipes and ideas below:

Homemade low toxic playdough recipe:

  • 2 cup buckwheat or plain flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tbs olive or coconut oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 drops liquid food coloring (or the juice of bright colored vegetables e.g. carrot, beetroot, orange).
  • Combine plain flour and salt.
  • Add water, food coloring and olive/coconut oil.
  • Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Knead well.

Tip – If consistency is too wet add a little more flour until it resembles and feels like store bought playdough.

Playdough ideas:

  • toy creatures
  • straws
  • rolling pins, plastic knives, scissors, pizza cutters
  • cupcake cases in different sizes
  • coloured and natural feathers
  • pine cones, sticks, bark, leaves
  • muffin tins, egg cartons, chocolate boxes
  • small cups and shot glasses
  • alphabet, number and shape cookie cutters
  • pasta shapes
  • shells
  • buttons
  • glass pebbles
  • toy vehicles
  • wooden letters and numbers
  • fabric, netting and ribbons
  • match sticks and lolly sticks

Playdough Recipe

 

 

Playdough Recipe
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