Thursday, November 10, 2011

Best Play Dough Ever!

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We’ve had a shortage of play dough in our house lately-which Is a bad thing according to a 2 year old! It’s one of her favorite things to do….. and one thing I know is that I’m so  tired of buying play dough! So today when Hailey asked me for the hundredth time to play with play dough…and we had none…I thought now was the perfect time to make some! 
These instructions are for THE BEST play dough ever!! I love how smooth it feels and I don’t think I’ll ever buy play dough EVER again! It’s also really quick to make so I made a few different colors.



Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp. cream of tarter
Food coloring (I usually put 4-6 drops depending how dark I wanted the color





Combine all the ingredients together in a  pot.



Turn the stove on to medium heat and continuously stir until everything sticks together into one ball



Then place onto wax paper or you can just use your counter top


Let it cool a couple minutes and then knead it until smooth.



Then if you want more repeat…I ended up making 4 colors and then I got tired of making it. Another idea is you could put glitter in it to give it a little sparkle, if i had glitter at the time i would definitely have  done that!



Keep it in a sealed container (I just used sandwich Ziploc bags)  and if it becomes a little dry after time put it in a bowl and knead a little water into it.






Then let the kiddo or kiddos have fun!



So much fun!



 The cookie cutters were her favorite thing to use.

I eventually got out the 'rockin roll' aka the rolling pin for her to use as well and she loved that!

Have fun making play dough for your kids!

50 comments :

  1. Thanq for sharing this wonderful method of homemade dough very clear...

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  2. New follower from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!
    http://amomjustwingingit.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi! thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I am glad you are a follower! I am a new one of yours! Nice to meet new friends! Love the play-dough, she looks like she's having fun!!!
    Jamie
    lovelongtime.blogspot.com

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  4. My daughter loves play dough!! i'll have to test this out! I love the colors you made!! Thanks for following my blog, I am following you back! have a great day!

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  5. How easy is that! (and cheap) Thanks for sharing this. Can't wait to try it out

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  6. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing! Do you know if any kind flour (such as rice, potato, etc) works with this? I would love to try it!

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  7. looks like so much fun! new follower from the hop, would love a follow back.

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am definitely going to have to make this with my son...maybe it can be his Christmas gift for his big brother :)

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  9. Love the play dough! Will have to try some next time the grands are here!
    Visiting from the Friday hop! Hope you will visit my blog and follow back.

    Have a great Friday!
    glosews

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  10. Hi. Stopping by from the Joyful stamper! I love homemade play doh.. its the best! I havent tried this recipe yet. We use one similar. Ill have to give it a try soon! Also, I would love for you to share this at my friday link party. Its new so I would love to have you link up :)

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  11. I wanna do this! But I have a question...are the pots difficult to clean afterwards? LOL!

    By the way, here from the blog hop! I'm now following your blog :) I love the name, it's sew creative haha! ;)

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  12. What a great idea, my kids would love this! Now to just find a time when I'm not too lazy to do it instead of just opening up a container of store-bought stuff... :)

    Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

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  13. Soon as I'm finished passing this award, we're going to make some of this. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm passing the "Tell Me About Yourself" blog award to you! Please see my blog post and follow my lead...
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  14. I forgot about this. Used to make this for my son when he was small. Thanks for sharing this. Your friend from the Blog Entourage Blog Hop.

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  15. I can't wait until my daughter's old enough for play dough! Right now I don't trust her not to eat it if she gets bored.

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  16. I used to love playing with play dough, still do lol x New follower hoping you will follow me back at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com thks in advancexx

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  17. This is a great recipe! I made enough for gifts for my 27 first grade students one year. I made it in a couple really big batches and found it almost impossible to stir. Luckily my husband was around to help! I have heard of using koolaid packets for coloring and scent, but I haven't tried it that way yet.

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  18. I have not made play dough in many years. I should make some for my grand children. Stopping by from the Wild weekend hop. Hope you stop by for a visit.

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  19. love this blog! i'm a new follower from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop! look forward to seeing what you do next :)

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  20. My twin nieces would love this! I have this on my crafts list for the next babysitting!

    I am a new GFC follower! I came from the Wild Weekend Blog & Facebook Hop.

    http://allnaturalkatie.blogspot.com

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  21. Am I the only one without cream of tartar in her cabinets? I am soooo eager to make this. Sure hope I can remember to get some on the next grocery run :)

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  22. I would never think to make play dough. Good job, and it looks good enough to eat. Hopefully it doesn't taste good. What an adorable little one. I would make play dough for her too. Smile.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  23. I'm your newest follower on GFC. Would love a visit and follow back. http://www.thebewitchinkitchen.com

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  24. Thanks for posting. We'll be trying this out tomorrow :)

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  25. This is a great idea,even no harm to allow kids to play because this is edible.I am going to share this post in my facebook page,hope you don't mind....

    I am your new follower from social sunday blog hop.Visit me when you are free...

    Join with me @Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

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  26. Who knew it was so easy to make! Definitely better and cheaper than buying it :)

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  27. I used to make homemade play dough for my kids when they were little too. Nothing beats it!

    Im here from your Pink Link on Beverlys blog....and I'm your newest follower!
    Stop by sometime if you like.

    Ciao Bella

    Creative Carmelina

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  28. So awesome! My kids would have a blast with that. :) Thanks for stopping by blog and leaving a sweet comment about the "floating snowman." Happy to have you as a follower! Consider me your new follower as well!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  29. This is great!!! My grandchildren are coming to visit me today...I have a surprise for them...Thank you
    Grace

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  30. How cool is that! Neat idea!

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  31. My Granddaughter is spending the night soon, what a great project for us to work on together!

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  32. Great tutorial!! It's perfect for my daughter!! (when she turns 3 or more!! She would eat it now!! ;) )

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  33. First off, your daughter is adorable and that shot of the play-doh with her in the background is ca-ute. Second, great idea, thanks for sharing, I'm totally going to post this sometime in December for winter ideas for Moms. Stopping by way of Chef's linky party.

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  34. Wow! What a great tutorial! This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

    Warmly,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
    Here's the link: http://www.frugallysustainable.com

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  35. Very cool!
    Stalking you from Giggles, Glitz & Glam

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  36. I'm bookmarking this. Such a simple recipe. Your daughter looks like she's having fun with those cookie cutters. :0)

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  37. Thanks! I will try it! New Follower! Visit me at http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/

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  38. I'm so honored that you took time to link up today:) Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
    Very sincerely,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

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  39. You did SUCH a great job of explaining this! Thank you. This is my first visit and I found all sorts of things to inspire me--Thank you!!

    I'm trying to start up a linky party--would you come by and link up a tutorial?

    http://handfulofellers.blogspot.com/2011/11/lets-link-up-and-help-one-another.html

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  40. I really like your blog. I am your newest follower!! I am new to blogger, but am excited to share my New boutique that is coming soon with the latest trends on clothing at affordable prices. I also will be selling Mineral Makeup. I will be giving a lot of free giveaways here shortly for our grand opening! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back and like my facebook... And Look out for free giveaways on makeup and clothing :)

    -B. Haven
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  41. Sooo creative..Super adorable. I have a Pin Inspirational party happening today I'll love for you to link this too please :)) TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursday.html ..Wishing you an awesome day..M

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  42. I love making homemade play dough! Thanks for sharing at our Shine on Friday party. I hope you'll join us again tomorrow.

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  43. We LOVE playdoh at our house too! Could you please link up on my blog too?
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  44. I can't remember ever working with play dough, but I might change my mind after reading your post. Your little one is A.dor.able. Thanks so much for sharing at Sundays Best

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  45. I want to try this with my 15 month but he eats everything. This stuff is ok to eat though right? Seems like it...

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  46. We love to make playdough and now that my kids are a bit bigger.. they just adore getting in the kitchen to help create it! They chose the colors and they just love going crazy with the food coloring! Looks like your lovey had a great time!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  47. Looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  48. We're in need of some new play dough around here! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  49. so much better than the store bought stuff.

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  50. I will definitely try this out as my kids LOVE play dough :)

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