Playdough recipe

playdough 3 coloursPlaydough is a great way to:

  • Enhance their creativity
  • Explore colour, size and shape
  • Learn to make choices/decisions and problem-solve
  • Improve eye-hand coordination
  • Learn directionality (up/down, left/right)
  • Improve fine motor skills
  • Develop an understanding of cause and effect


  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • ½ cup of salt
  • 1 Tbsp of cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Food colouring OR 1 package of Kool-Aid

Mix dry ingredients together.  Then add boiling water and oil into mix and knead.  Store in an airtight bag or container.

Gluten-Free Play Dough


  • ½ cup sweet rice flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Food coloring, if desired

Mix ingredients. Cook and stir on low heat for 3 minutes or until it forms a ball. Cool completely before storing in a sealable plastic bag