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Playdough: Small Batch Recipe

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On our Ramadan calendar today the activity was to play with some playdough. Not very Ramadanish, I know, but definitely a good activity to keep the little ones busy.

This recipe is honestly amazing, makes the softest most pliable playdough and I just had to share. This is a small batch recipe, the perfect amount for hours of fun. It takes 5 minutes and is a no cook recipe. What could be better than that?

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  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tblsp salt
  • 1/2 tblsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • Few drops of food colouring


  • In a bowl mix together flour, salt, cream of tarter and oil and add in the boiling water. This will be extremely hot, so mix carefully with a spoon until it's at a manageable temperature. Add in your colouring and knead well until soft and smooth. Store in a ziplock bag or air tight container while not in use.


This recipe is adapted from Kids Activity Blog
By on July 16th, 2014

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4 thoughts on “Playdough: Small Batch Recipe”

    • Salaam, please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. I think it helps with the softness. But since this is a small batch you could try it and see how it goes.


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