Monday, June 6, 2011

Gram's Homemade Playdough Recipe (Long Lasting & Non-Toxic)

Homemade Play Dough Recipe
(AKA Gram's Cream of Tarter Play Dough Recipe)
Long Lasting & Non Toxic
 I've been making & playing with this play dough for as long as I can remember...literally! My Gram would make it with me often & I vividly remember making little boxy cars, balls, blocks, play dough people & caterpillars at her kitchen table with her. 
It's fun to make it today with my children. They LOVE playing with play dough! We get ours out at least twice a week, no joke!
I've shared this recipe over & over  & over again with friends, so it dawned on me yesterday when I was whipping up a big batch for the Wee Worship kids at church, that I should share this on my blog!
So here it is!
I hope you get the chance to make it with your kids...or grandkids!!

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
2 tsp Creme of Tarter
1 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
Food Coloring of your choice

Mix dry ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Add oil, water & food coloring (I mix it all together in a small Pyrex pitcher.)
Pour & stir well into the dry ingredients.
Continue stirring slowly over medium heat until dough pulls away from sides of pan & is a dough-like consistency (about 3-5 minutes).
Take the dough out of the pan & knead right away until it becomes a smooth ball.
Cool & store in a zip lock bag or an air tight container.

Here are a few pics of what some of
our Wee Worship Kids made yesterday!

Taylor's Snail & Emma's Dog/Dog House

JJ's Snake & Stephen's Lion

Caleb's Bird Nest & Carson's Worm

...followed by...
Real ones, of course!

Linking up with these parties today!
The Girl CreativeSumo Sweet StuffKeeping It Simplecraft




  1. I am going to have to make store bought play dough is all dried out! I found your blog through a linky party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

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  2. I love to witness your life through facebook and your blog. I will always cherish the time we spent together when we were younger...and now I get to see you "virtually" as often as you post. So don't stop!!! I will ALWAYS love to catch up with you and your life. I don't have children, but I can appreciate this post as a thrifty gal myself. :) Love you lots sweetie-pie!!


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