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Recipe for playdough

Making playdough with your children

You will need:-

1/2 cup of FLOUR, 1/2 cup of WATER, 1/4 cup of SALT, 1/2 teaspoon of CREAM OF TARTAR, 1/2 dessertspoon of COOKING OIL, optional 1 teaspoon of FOOD COLOURING


Put all of the above into a saucepan over a low heat and stir with a wooden spoon.  The liquid will begin to stick and dry out.  You must keep stirring until all the ingredients stick to the spoon and come off the side of the pan.  Take off the heat and allow to cool before handling.

The playdough should be kept in a plastic bag / tupperware box in the fridge.  It can last for a couple of weeks.


Dough Disco is a great way of developing your hand muscles, which will help your handwriting, and is fun.  Go on to the website and see!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=3K-CQrjl0uY