Homemade Playdoh


After seeing how helpful Hazel was in making Izzy’s birthday cake I decided to take a crack at making something for her.  I know that she has been playing with play doh at daycare  so I thought it would be to make some for us to play with at home. Everything of course still has to go through a “taste test” with her so I made sure to add just a bit of extra salt to make sure after one little taste she wouldn’t be going back for seconds 🙂

Homemade Play-doh

2 cups Flour

1 cup Salt

2 cups Water

1 Tbsp Cream of Tarter

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

Food colouring


Mix all of the ingredients together and place on stove over low heat. Continue stirring until dough starts to pull away from sides of pan and is no longer sticky. At this point it should look and feel like store bought play doh. Set dough aside until cool and then use your imagination for endless amounts of fun!

I opted to make my play doh plain,  I then split the batch into 4 pieces and kneaded in food coloring to create colored dough. If you are going to do it this way, I highly recommend you wear gloves so you don’t end up with multi color hands!  If you are only making one color, mix in your food coloring with the rest of the ingredients, before you heat the dough.


Once our play doh was cooled and colored we grabbed a rolling pin and a handful of cookie cutters and began to play! We ended stopping at the toy store while we were out and about later that day and picked up an accessory kit to go with our freshly made play-doh. Daddy also made us our very own play-doh rolling pic out of some left over wood he had in the garage. It was so much fun to reminisce about the hours we spent as kids playing with play-doh and to watch Hazel play use her imagination.


One of my favourite local blogger moms, Alana, from Healthy Family Simple Budget has a few great DIY posts on play-doh on her blog, I highly recommend checking them out! This one here she shares her favorite recipe using jello to create scented play doh and even has a hack on how to get food coloring off your skin. She just might have learned this hack from experience, when her little munchkin decided to look like a blueberry one day 😉

Xo. Andria


2 thoughts on “Homemade Playdoh

  • November 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I love this!!!! You did such a great job doing so many colours. I get lazy and only do one at a time 😛 thank you SO much for the shout-out <3

  • May 29, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I’ll have to try making this… and look how little Hazel is here!!


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