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How to Make Extra Soft Homemade Playdough for Toddlers

The softest homemade playdough for toddlers. Easy recipe! | Live Colorful

When I was a kid, all I wanted to play with was polly pocket houses and playdough. I loved using the playdough to “design” extra props for my polly pocket city. I used to make trees, sofas, cars and all of sorts of cute and silly things.

However, my boy didn’t seem that interested in playdough at all. I bought him a few Play-Doh bottles a few months ago, but he just didn’t know what to do with it, and then, our poodle started eating it! So we threw it away.

Then last summer, a friend sent me a homemade playdough recipe that she found on Pinterest. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be an interesting activity for my toddler, but I wanted to try. So we planned a playdate and we tried the recipe in my house. It was fun and the kids actually enjoyed the process more than I thought.

This is a perfect activity for the upcoming cold days of fall and winter. You can make just a small mix of one color in a few minutes, or various mixes in various colors, and extend the fun for hours!

We found the recipe at How Does She and it ended up super fluffy and soft.

The softest homemade playdough for toddlers. Easy recipe! | Live Colorful

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 10 drops of food coloring (add more for more vibrant colors)

NOTE: We tried to double all the ingredients to make a bigger batch of mix, but the result wasn’t great. We tried again with the exact measurements from the recipe and the playdough ended up perfect.

STEPS:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a pot and stir them until blended together.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it forms a large ball.
  3. As soon as it joins into one large ball, take it off the heat and dump it onto your counter or wax paper.  
  4. Wait for it to cool for a few minutes, then knead it a few times until it becomes super soft.
  5. Store it in plastic containers.

The softest homemade playdough for toddlers. Easy recipe! | Live Colorful

The softest homemade playdough for toddlers. Easy recipe!

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