It’s Spring Break here, so every day I’m trying to come up with different activities to keep the kids busy and happy, so I get to work a little bit. One of our favourite things is cooking together, so nothing better than cook some play dough, so they can keep playing after the dough is done! Besides, it feels so more natural than the ones you buy from the stores…

What you’ll need


  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tbs cream of tartar (you can find it with other spices at your grocery shop)
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • food colouring

How to make

Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a large bowl. I covered the table with a tablecloth and let them have fun and play snow for a while.


Next, add the water and oil. As it was pretty hot, I started stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon until it was cool enough to let the kids help me kneading.



After we kneaded it well, we divided the dough into 4 and added 4 different colours. Just be aware that it stains everything, so be careful and keep the clothes away!


When the dough was ready, I also put some beans and uncooked pasta for them to play with too.


They played together for a couple of hours and it was a success. Just make sure to store the dough in a enclosed recipient. And in case you’re wondering what are the creatures above: in blue is a hedgehog, in red a bunny and in green, a dinosaur with spines and multiple eyes. The last one looks quite weird, but he’s an adorable creature! 🙂

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