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.
- toy creatures
- 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
- glass pebbles
- toy vehicles
- wooden letters and numbers
- fabric, netting and ribbons
- match sticks and lolly sticks