Let’s Play with Play Dough🌈

Play dough is a simple yet engaging medium that keeps children entertained for hours. As a parent or caregiver, you can help your kids create this dough at home, and add in some fun elements like colors, scents, and even glitter. Not only is it a perfect activity for a rainy day, but also provides a chance for children to develop many skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, and fine motor skills.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (the squishier, the better!)
  • 3/4 cup of salt (we’ll leave the pretzel-making for another day)
  • 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar (it’s not as tricky as it sounds!)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (the secret ingredient to smooth playdough)
  • 1.5 cups of boiling water (careful, it’s hot!)
  • Food coloring (optional but highly recommended)
  • Glitter (because everything is better with sparkle)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Mix them together like a mad scientist concocting a secret formula.
  2. Add the vegetable oil to the mix. Stir it like you’re auditioning for a cooking show – be bold and dramatic!
  3. Now, slowly pour in the boiling water, stirring continuously. Be cautious not to burn your fingers – safety first!
  4. Continue stirring until a doughy consistency forms. If it’s too sticky, add a pinch more flour; if it’s too dry, sprinkle some water. Finding the perfect texture is an art!
  5. Once your dough is ready, divide it into smaller portions if you want to experiment with different colors. Add a few drops of food coloring to each portion and knead the dough until the colors spread like magic!
  6. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle some glitter into the mix. Prepare to enter a world of dazzling playdough creations!


  1. Sculpting Masterpieces: Mold the playdough into fantastical creatures, miniature castles, or even your favorite cartoon characters. Let your imagination run wild!
  2. Bakery Bonanza: Open a playdough bakery and make pretend pastries, cookies, and scrumptious cakes. Remember, no calories involved!
  3. Playdough Picnic: Set up a pretend picnic with tiny playdough sandwiches, fruit, and snacks. Host a teddy bear tea party or invite your favorite action figures as guests.
  4. Sensory Fun: Flatten the playdough and use cookie cutters to create different shapes and patterns. Add a drop of Essential oil for a beautiful aroma.
  5. Close your eyes and try to guess what shape you’re holding!
  6. Colorful Creations: Mix different colors together to create swirls, patterns, and colourful effects. Who says rainbows only appear in the sky?

Remember, playdough is all about having fun, experimenting, and letting their creativity soar. Feel free to invite friends over for a playdough party or share this with them so they can join in on the excitement!

Penny X