No cook homemade playdough (improved recipe)

Last December, I did a post on Food-Grade Play Dough for my previous employer’s blog. The results were beautiful but it took me a while to realise that the dough was a little greasy to the touch.  I knew then that I would need to create an improved version for the blog, and I would publish it this year and now (if I am still at the job). Nevertheless, here’s the new and improved No cook and non-greasy play dough recipe: 

  • 2 and 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 table spoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 table spoon of cooking oil
  • Wilton Icing Colours
  • 550ml of hot water

1. Mix 2 cups of plain flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 table spoon of cream of tartar and 1 table spoon of cooking oil in a mixing bowl

2. Slowly pour in 550ml of boiling hot water, then carefully fold in the mixture and leave it to cool. 

3. Pour 1/2 cup of flour into a plate. Dust your hands and the surface of the dough with some flour and knead it till it is smooth. Add in flour to create the desired consistency for the dough. 
You may want to get your child to help! My kids love to get their hands on the dough. 

4. Roll the dough evenly into a thick log and divide it into smaller portions. 

5. With a chopstick, poke a hole in the middle of the dough and fill it with colour gel.
6. Now, it’s time for some mess. Be prepared to get your hands a little dirty kneading the colour into the dough! Let you child have some fun with a roller if you have one at home. 
7. Ta-dahhh! Here’s our colourful dough. Now, let’s get the table cleared for some play dough fun time!

Pretty little things the kids did with our play dough. We’d bring the play dough over to my mum’s that night to continue the fun. My brother thought we got them from the store. I would too, if I didn’t make them myself. =)

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