Friday, 8 June 2012

Beautiful Cheer: Playdough

I love playdough!

It's winter and the 'chill' is in the air, the jumpers are on, and the fireplace is going!
BUT, the kids are board - It's playdough time!

Making your own playdough is fun and very easy. Plus the warmth of the dough as you knead it together, warm out of the saucepan, is simply "pure wonderful" on chilled hands.

Make it any color that is requested and add glitter for fun.

Playdough will provides hours of "it's too cold to go outside" fun for my girls.


1 cup of plain flour 
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon of canola/vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of  bi-carb soda
1 cup water
some drops of food coloring - your color pick.

Add food coloring to the water. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan, stir together over a medium heat (do not burn) until mixture comes together and get's thick and clumpy. Remove dough from the saucepan it should not be too hot so you can still touch it, or allow to cool on board slightly if it is. Use your hands and kneed the warm dough together until it's smooth. Add any glitter, when it is cool. Play time!


  1. Hi Elizabeth! I love the sky playdough! and I agree, nothing better than home made playdough, we love it here too and currently have galaxy playdough!
    I have followed you on facebook, love your blog and the sweet video you posted a little while ago - beautiful!
    Our favourite children's book at the moment is All Through The Year by Anna Walker. It is GORGEOUS, and just perfect for our Aussie kids. Thank you so much for the chance x

  2. Thank you so much Bianca for entering. As luck would have it you have won! I'll contact you for postal info. I absolutely love your blog and the galaxy theme is wonderful. My little girls fave color is black (yes black - of all things)so I am keen to try some black playdough, a galaxy theme sounds perfectly fun. I also be keeping my eye out for the children book, it sounds wonderful. x


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