Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Make Your Own Play Dough - by Rhiana

This week in our Spring into Art class we took a little departure from our Spring theme art to create some monsters!  We made some colorful monsters with paint and we also sculpted monsters from homemade play dough.  I'm excited to share this recipe with all of you since your little ones can help you with the entire process!  Unlike many play dough recipes, this one does not need to be cooked!  And the best part- they can customize their own colors!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • up to 2 cups of boiling water (I grabbed water from the Keurig)
  • food coloring

  • Mix the flour, oil, salt, and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the boiling water
  • Stir continuously until combined and sticky
  • Add food coloring
  • Take out of the bowl and knead vigorously.  If the dough is still sticky keep adding flour and kneading it until it is no longer sticky and the right consistency.
  • To turn your play dough into a monster, simply add any embellishments you have around the house!

Store it in a ziplock or tupperware so it doesn’t dry out.

I hope you have fun making this with your little ones and they have fun creating with this fun medium!


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