Friday, August 19, 2011

Homemade Playdough Recipe

It's Friday!
We spent the morning getting the house in order for the weekend.
Does anybody else do that?
I hate going into Sunday with a messy house. :)

We did take a break for a little while this morning to make a new batch of playdough!
This recipe is my Grandma's.  (Hi Grandma Smith! love you!)
The reason I LOVE home made playdough is because I don't know about you but our playdough gets gross and fast!  Or it dries out quickly.
So I don't feel so guilty throwing away this playdough the moment it gets gross simply because it's a breeze to whip up another fresh batch.

Here's the recipe:

1 C. flour,
1/2 C. salt
 1T. Alum (this can be found in the spices section of your store)
1 Cup boiling water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Combin. Add one cup of boiling water and stir until mixed (this can be  well. Add one Tbls. vegetable oil and knead until smooth. Add food coloring. Have fun!

  • oops.... anyway.... 1 C. flour, 1/2 C. salt, 1T. Alum. Combine. Add one cup of boiling water and stir until mixed well. Add one Tbls. vegetable oil and knead until smooth. Add food coloring. Have fun!

  •   Combine the flour, salt and alum.

     Stir in your 1 cup of boiling water until well mixed.
    Sometimes I have to add a little bit more flour to make it not quite so sticky.
    Then add in 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil.
    Knead it for a bit and ta-da it will be playdough!

    Add food coloring.
    I like using the gels.

    The last few pictures are from Colt's birthday.
    It was our first time to make the playdough!

    My kids like to use spaghetti sticks when playing with their playdough!
    Our playdough family:)
    Notice the mother is holding a baby;)

    Don't forget to enter the Library Bag Giveaway!!!
    It will end on Sunday evening.
    Winner will be announced on Monday!
    My Etsy shop is now up and running and I'm working on filling it up with Library Bags!
    Remember if you want a customized bag I can easily do that as well!
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    Have a great weekend :)



    1. Thanks for the recipe! I haven't tried making it on my own yet...but I totally agree that it all seems to dry up so quickly. And I love your spaghetti idea! I still enjoy reading your blog so much even though I fail to comment...mine blog is slowly dying. Just when I thought I would get back into it, Pinterest was introduced to me and I spend my free time there!

    2. Oh I am going to use this. I am constantly buying new playdoh because we go through ours so quickly! thanks for the recipe.

    3. We love to make our Play-Doh too.We haven't made it in a while because it smelled better than the store-bought stuff and my littlest one couldn't stop eating it. He's out of that phase, so back to homemade we go!

      How do you store yours?

    4. Thanks to me..the baby snowman was created! Your welcome for my creative skills..:D ~kaitlin~

    5. Oh, and the cute little dog:) haha

    6. Love homemade playdough. It's funny because as I write this my boys are sitting outside on their picnic table playing with their homemade playdough!
      Have a great weekend :)

    7. Love the playdough family. :)

      Confession: I have been a mother for 27 years. I have homeschooled for 20+ years. I have a dozen children. I love crafty things. But ... I have NEVER made homemade playdough. Bad mom! Bad mom!

      Maybe this will motivate me to whip some up for my kiddos.

      Hope your weekend is BLESSED!

      :) :) :)

    8. What a great idea!! The kiddies seem to love it, too!