Homemade Playdoh

We love playdoh, both our kids play with it differently, little t never used to like it at all he didn’t seem to like the feel whereas little s would love to squidge it in her fingers.

We are due to make some more and as its Autumn time and pumpkins have just arrived in the store… Which I’m super excited about… Pumpkin Spice playdoh will be perfect, i just love all the smells of this time of year.

This recipe is really simple and requires no cooking so i get the kids to help out.. Well little t.. He loves baking, mixing anything like that.

We print out and laminate some playdoh mats which are easily found on pinterest or Google search.

Basic Recipe

2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

2 TBS vegetable oil

2 TBS cream of tartar

Herbs, Spice, glitter or Essential Oils

1 1/2 cups boiling water

Food colouring



Mix the first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl (add essential oils to oil first)

Add the food colouring to the boiling water then gradually add to the mix

It will be sticky but keep mixing then let it cool

Once cool knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky if it’s too sticky add a bit more flour you don’t want it to go too dry so add a little at a time.

Store in an air tight container or zip lock for approx 6 months


For Pumpkin Spice playdoh add 2TBS Pumpkin Pie Spice and use orange, red or yellow colouring.

For a relaxing playdoh add some dried sprigs of lavender and 6 drops of lavender or serenity essential oil to the vegetable oil. Use blue or purple colouring.

Little s loves glitter so we like to add some super fine silver glitter to ours and make it sparkle!


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