Projects for Kids: DIY Play Dough recipe

Play Dough! I have truly made tonnes of it when my kids were little…and we still make it sometimes…

This recipe has to be every parent’s ‘cool’ arsenal when it comes to activities for kids. A batch of this easy ┬árecipe Play Dough will be ready in 5 minutes but will provide your kids with hours of fun!!!


2 cups flour

1 cup salt

2 cups water

2 tablespoons oil

4 teaspoons Creme of Tartar

food colours of your choice


Place all the ingredients in a cooking pot on low heat. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. The play dough will come together and form a ball. Remove from the heat and turn out onto a work surface. With oiled hands knead for a minute until smooth.

Divide the dough into balls and add a different food colour to each ball. Knead in the colour. Your dough is now ready for endless hours of fun! Enjoy.

Keep in a covered container.

I only make half this quantity and it is enough for 2 kids! Now make yourself a cuppa tea and sit down and relax with your feet up.