Sunday, February 17, 2013

Homemade Play-doh

Recently it's been pretty rainy and nasty outside so I've been looking for fun things for C to do indoors. I found a recipe for homemade play-doh so I thought I'd give it a shot.

The recipe was super simple and it turned out great!

All you need is:

cream of tar tar
coconut oil
essential oils (I wanted to make them smell nice...even though I think that may have prompted C to try eating it..)
food coloring

All you do then is put everything (minus the coloring and essential oil)  in a pot on the stove on low heat

all of the ingredients (minus the essential oils and coloring)

Mix all the ingredients together until they're not so lumpy

The ingredients starting to come together and not look so lumpy

When the mixture isn't lumpy anymore add the coloring and essential oils

after adding the essential oil and color (this batch was yellow and smells of grapefruit)

a bit more mixing

And then mix until the dough comes away from the sides of the pot and sticks together in the center (you'll need a sturdy spoon for this) then lay it on a non-stick surface to cool.

the play-doh after cooking. It comes away from the sides and sticks together. This is when it's ready to be laid out on a non-stick surface to cool.

C loves playing with it! I also made some that smells like lavender and is purple (she didn't want to eat that one as much) 


  1. Your Mom loved homemade Play-Doh. C is so grownup. I love it. Can't wait to go for a walk with her. Looks like all is well in the land of OZ.