I love making playdough for my kids to play with! Because it’s so dreary out, I thought I’d make a fun, cheery playdough. Our strawberry playdough was the perfect thing to cheer us up and keep us busy indoors! We looove the smell of it and it was a blast to play with!
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You can make this recipe in just about 10 minutes. Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
- pink gel food coloring
- strawberry flavoring oil
To make the playdough, start by mixing all of the dry ingredients in a pot. Then add in the vegetable oil, water, flavoring oil, and a drop or two of food coloring. We used gel food coloring because it makes the dough brighter.
Place the pot on the stove. Cook on medium heat while stirring frequently. It will start to form into a ball after about 10 minutes. Once the dough is fully in a ball, take it out of the pan and knead it on a board with flour. Then it’s all ready to play with! You will also notice that your kitchen will smell amazing!
All three of my boys enjoyed playing with it. It’s smooth, silky, and smells incredible! (I wish we could’ve used real strawberries in the recipe, but it makes it easier to use the flavoring oil!)
We made patterns with hearts!
And we made faces with the hearts!
We even made prints with the strawberries. They thought this was neat!
In the end, we were left with this…
We had lots of fun! We stored the playdough in a Ziploc bag to play with later. The playdough will last for several months. Happy Playing!