5 Easy Steps to Making Playdough - How to Make Playdoh at Home

Dino-dough!
Dino-dough!

Ever wondered how to make Playdough? Well look no further! Here are 5 easy steps to making your very own Playdough:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar or alum
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 packages unsweetened kool-aid

You can find all of these ingredients in your local grocery store (but they're probably already in your kitchen!)

5 Easy Steps

  1. Combine the ingredients together.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Knead the dough.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Store it in a covered plastic container or zip-lock bag.

Playdough is not only fun, it's quite educational! Playdough helps children develop the finger control and coordination they need for writing. Show your child how to roll and make balls with the playdough. Use the playdough to make shapes, letters and numbers.

Oh, and be creative!

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Comments 14 comments

LukeEllington 6 years ago

This would be completely edible, but not very healthy, right?


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Well all of the ingredients are edible... I wouldn't recommend eating it though :P


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I liked this hub very much. you come with simple hub but really useful for us. Thank you very much. my friend!


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks prasetio! I tried keeping it simple - sometimes it's better not to over-complicate things


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Rockstarhobbo 6 years ago

Pretty much interesting my friend ! Didn't know we could create playdough within 5 steps! =)


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Rockstarhobbo! We learn something new everyday huh? Thanks for the comment :)


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hamil durrani 6 years ago from pakistan

gud work


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks hamil, hope it helps!


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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

Fantastic!


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks RunAbstract!


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jennshealthstore 6 years ago from Florida

Wow.. I did not know that. Great hub. My daughter would enjoy making it. Thanks.


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Glad you liked it Jenn :)


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Morgan F 6 years ago from USA

Great hub I always loved playdough as a kid. I still love the way it smells...is that weird? lol. One of my favorite things to make when I was little was cornstarch and water. I believe it's like 1 cup of cornstarch to 1 and 1/2 cups of water. It's really cool but hard to explain, you might find it on u-tube.


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada Author

Haha I know what you're talking about Morgan, that thing is awesome! Non-Newtonian fluid goo thing? It's pretty darn neat.

I found a video of Ellen Degeneres playing with some, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amfjWWMg9c0

And lol, playdough does smell awesome!

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