Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Handmade Home: a playdough recipe

by Jessica Burko of Reclaimed To You

My son is at the ripe toddler age of one and a half and he loves having new experiences and sensations, making a mess, and being creative. He also loves to cook "with" us and for a little guy he's surprisingly attentive to process. What better activity than making our own playdough at home and mushing it and smushing it 'till our hearts content?
Making the playdough was much easier than I thought it would be. All it took was a few inexpensive ingredients, our trusty mixer, and about 5 minutes. The recipe I'm including here is actually half of the full recipe because even this half batch makes A LOT of dough for tiny hands. So unless you have a few kiddos at the table, this recipe should suffice...
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of white flour
1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
An assortment of food coloring

Mix together salt, flour, water, and oil. After combining, add food coloring to suit your color preference. Mix until combined.

Once the mixing was complete, I covered our kitchen table with a piece of wax paper (taping down the edges with low-adhesive masking tape), grabbed a few plastic blocks, buckled my son into his high chair and let the creative fun begin!


  1. Aawww. Thanks Beth! I couldn't agree more :)

  2. Hi Zach and Jess. You are so creative!

  3. this is a future sculptor (or fashion model) if I ever saw one...love the collaboration between mom and son.
    xo, Randy

  4. Very cute. Z likes to create just like his cousins.

  5. It probably won't surprise you --- back when we used to make this we added .... glitter :)

  6. lol. I'll bet glitter looks pretty cool, but I would caution against it since many little ones, like mine, will try eating the handmade playdough. That's actually one of the reasons I decided to make it at home: the edible factor.


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