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Our favourite play dough recipe

Our favourite play dough recipe

What you need:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups boiling water (add slowly until it feels right)
  • 1 tablespoons of tartar
  • Food colouring


  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir all the ingredients
  • Knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all the stickiness has gone. This is a very important part of the process, so keep at it until its the perfect consistency. If it remains a little sticky, add a touch more flour

7 Benefits of Playing with Play Dough:

  • Enhances fine motor skills
  • Improves pre-writing skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Calming effect
  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Social skills
  • Increases curiosity and knowledge


If you would like to learn more about understanding and supporting your child’s development, please contact us on 9334 0111 or to arrange to talk with one of our experienced Family Workers in a confidential setting.