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This recipe is fun to play with as a toy, but I don't recommend eating it. It's not very tasty. ;0)


1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tblsp vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring


Combine flour, salt, water, oil, and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Cook on low heat; stirring constantly until dough starts to clump together. Remove from pan; split dough into two equal portions. Place in separate bowls; add food color of choice. Press food coloring into dough using the back of a spoon to get started, then the kids can work the color the rest of the way in by pressing and folding the dough for a few minutes. Store in covered container or in a sealable bag.

Makes 2 large balls

Playdough Creatures
Source: Terry F.

My girls went to Achievement Days yesterday and they made playdough and brought home these creatures they just put together for something fun to do. They loved 'em so much we made more today at home!


1 large ball of playdough
1 sealable sandwich bag
sewing needle and thread
2 buttons
1 sock (long or ankle-style will do)
1 rubber band

How to make:

Use above recipe to make playdough. Place playdough in sandwich bag, seal it shut, and set aside. Sew two buttons on toe of sock for eyes. {I sewed the buttons onto the stitched line across the toe area so I could use an all-purpose thread and the knot would catch.} Push playdough bag into toe of sock and close the other end with rubber band. Cut the ankle portion of sock into 8 or more strips stopping about an inch below the rubber band.

Give your creature a name! :)

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