Not only is this playdough recipe easy to make but it smells amazing too! It will become your go to.
This post was originally shared by Kelli and Kristi of Lolly Jane for my Funner in the Summer Series.
How to Make Playdough
When we think of summertime we immediately think “kids crafts” because we have 6 littles between us, under the age of 10. Today’s tutorial is not new on your boredom buster list but this homemade play dough recipe does store well (it lasts all summer long!) and doesn’t make your hands dry so it’s a definite keeper in our families! The directions are simple to follow and you will learn how to make playdough. You can add different scents and use the playdough recipe again and again!
Here are a few more boredom buster ideas that you might like:
You can easily switch out the orange scent for a different type. Switch it up a little!
Orange Scented Playdough Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 drop of orange oil
- In a large pot, combine all ingredients.
- Cook over medium heat for five minutes, until a ball of dough forms.
- Cool the dough for five minutes then knead with your hands till smooth.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge when not in use.
That’s all there is to it. Find some cookie cutters and let your imagination run wild.
This recipe also makes a great gift for young kids. Cut fun shapes and place inside a jar, paint the lid to match and you have an inexpensive gift the little will actually play with!