Handmade Stocking Stuffers – Day 2 Homemade Play Doh

Did I mention that I am doing a week of homemade gift ideas for the kiddlets? Yesterday I showed you how to recycle those old board books and make lacing cards. Today we will be conquering Play Doh.

There are about a bazillion recipes for Play Doh on the internet. This is the one I followed.
3 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 cup salt
6 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons oil
Kool Aid in various colors
Small containers

First mix all the dry ingredients together in a large pot except the Kool Aid. Next stir in the wet ingredients. Cook over high heat for about 5 minutes or until it forms a giant white ball of Playdoh in your pot.

When the Play Doh is cool divide into 8 equal portions. I used Kool Aid to dye mine since it comes in so many colors, is super cheap and also makes your Play Doh scented. Knead a package of Kool Aid into each of the 8 sections. Warning, this is going to dye your hands. Get over it.

Store in airtight containers. I found these cute little BPA numbers that I can use for lunch box stuff after the Play Doh is gone.

Super cheap, non-toxic (because you know what is in it) and easy.

I could not wait to wrap this up and put it under the tree since Tallulah has been begging for Playdoh lately. Instead we played with it using Christmas themed cookie cutters as today’s advent activity.

One Response to “Handmade Stocking Stuffers – Day 2 Homemade Play Doh”

  1. Anonymous

    So I made this and it turned out awesome but I did find that with some of the Koolaid it got too sticky. Particularly the yellow. Not sure why but you can always just use food coloring. Thanks for the tutorial! I love it!!


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