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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

26 March, 2014. posted in Everyday.

Play dough is one of the popular resources that are used at Rum Tum Tuggers. It’s easy to make and will provide hours of fun. Below is the recipe that is used.

Play dough ingredients

Homemade play dough ingredients


7 oz flour

2.5 oz salt

2 tbs oil

2 tbs cream of tartar

300ml water

optional: glitter and / or food colouring


1. Measure out all the ingredients into a pot.

2. Mix them all together


3. Place your pot on the cooker ready to “cook” to the right¬† consistency.

4. When ready, take off the heat  and allow it to cool.

5. Knead it for a few minutes.

6. Ready…Play!

Useful additions

On top of just manipulating the dough with their hands, you can provide a rolling pin, plastic fork and knife or plastic cookie cutters. The possibilities are endless.

Use this opportunity to encourage your child to count how many things they have made (numeracy) and to talk about what they have made or how they made something (literacy).

Happy Monday,

Una Opiyo

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