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Time
30 mins

homemade and takes just a few minutes to make
a handful of ingredients and a pan, a few minutes later and you'll have homemade playdoh to model with.

Posted by lucykatecrafts from Oakham, England, United Kingdom • Published See lucykatecrafts's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Plonk all the ingredients (apart from the food colouring!) in a saucepan on the stove top, and stir. Now, mine went lumpy at this point so I gave it a quick go with a whisk. Then turn on the heat, a low heat is all that's needed, and keep stirring with a wooden spoon. The mixture will gradually thicken, don't worry if more lumps appear at this stage, it will even out when it comes out the pan. After a couple of minutes, the spoon will become harder and harder to move as it turns into a dough. At this point, turn off the heat, and turn the dough out onto a work surface and allow to cool. Then give it a quick kneed, and there you go, that's the cooking part done, now for the messy bit!

  • Step 2

    This recipe gives a fairly large quantity of playdough, so we split ours into 6, placed each on a glass chopping board, made a well in the centre then added a teaspoon of food colouring (the liquid kind), and kneeded and kneeded until the colour was evenly dispersed, adding more food colouring along the way if the colour was too pale. We also mixed our colours to get orange and purple.

    The playdoh can be stored in a ziploc food bag.

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