Homemade Playdough

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We’ve had some of these days off and on.

There is a difference between “rain” and “showers”.  See we, Vancouverites have lots of different terms for precipitation.  Sort of like the Inuit have many different terms for snow.


Showers are more brief and they come and go throughout the day.  I actually don’t mind showers.

On a showery day, a great thing to do is make playdough.

Homemade playdough is far better than store-bought playdough.  Especially when it is a huge, squeezable freshly made batch.

Here’s our playdough recipe:

combine:  2 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 tsp. cream of tartar

combine:  2 cups water

food colouring

4 tsp. oil (I usually add quite a bit more to give it that smooth texture.)

Add wet to dry and mix well.  Cook over low-medium heat stirring frequently.  Remove from heat after mixture forms a ball and knead until smooth.  Place in a plastic bag to cool.  We got our recipe from a playgroup leader and believe me, they know how to make the best playdough.

So no matter what the weather, indoors,


or outdoors, there’s playdough fun to be had all day long.

And here’s another recipe for my new recipe collection!


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