Perfect Homemade Play-Dough
I love any holiday, it gives me inspiration and something to look forward to. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I have been getting pretty crafty at home. I’m LOVING how much Jude is participating this year. So far we’ve made garlands, cookies, AND my favorite play-dough Recipe. I’ll be sharing a few of the crafty things we have going on through the next few weeks. I hope you get your craft on with me!
I have been a Pre-School teacher for the past 10 years. Trying many many many play-dough recipes along the way. A few years ago I had started working at a new school and the teacher I was teaching with told me she had the best play-dough recipe. I had heard this a million times. all pre-school teachers have “THE BEST” recipe. But this teacher was right she really DID have the best play-dough recipe! SO now I really do have “THE BEST recipe and now you can too. I did change the original recipe a bit swapping the vegetable oil for coconut oil and it’s just as lovely! So I thank Ms. Davis for changing my play-dough game. Enjoy my
Play-Dough tools I recommend
- Impression Rolling pins- CLICK HERE for the ones I use
- Rolling pins CLICK HERE for the ones I use
- Wooden Stamps CLICK HERE
- Cookie cutters CLICK HERE
- Bulk Cream of Tartar CLICK HERE
- Fabric bowl cover CLICK HERE
- large pot
- rubber gloves
- bowl for storage
- 4 cups water
- food coloring
- 4 tbs coconut oil -melted I have used many different kinds. I stay away from vegetable oils such as canola for health reasons.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1/2 cup cream of tartar
- essential oils
- Add water to a large pot. Before turning on the heat add food coloring and oil.
- In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients(flour, salt, cream of tartar). Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the pot of water. Mix extremely well NO CHUNKS!
- Place pot on the stovetop with the burner set to medium-high heat. Stir continually until glossy is gone only a tiny sticky.
- Immediatly dump onto a work surface add essential oils if you like (a little goes a long way) and knead. You will want rubber gloves to do this right away OR you will have to wait for the dough to cool down.