How to Make Homemade Playdough & Play with Toddler

Hello there, moshi-moshi 😀

Wish you were in great health together with your bundles of joy *yatta*

Have you ever made your own Playdough?

In my childhood days, I didn’t know that we could possibly create our homemade Playdough.

Last 2 weeks, my kiddies had request to make their very own Playdough.

We surfed on the Internet and gathered all the details that we needed and Papa drove us to nearby bakery shop to bought the specific stuff.


And today, I would like to share some tips on How to Make Homemade Playdough & Play with Toddler:

If you are looking for a way to entertain your kiddies on a rainy afternoon, making fresh homemade Playdough can do the trick.

Reihi & KiruaMi
Happy faces~

By having the children help with the process of making the dough, the actual fun for them starts the moment you get out the bowl *indeed* 😉

Make a rainbow of colors for even more fun, as toddler could use the Playdough to become young sculptors.

Once you’ve made Playdough once, the kids will start begging you to make it every day *oh, yes!*


Things You’ll Need:

  • 2 cup of flour
  • 3 tbsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. cream of tartar (could omit)
  • Food coloring
  • Hot plate or stove


Step by Step:

  • Step 1:
    2 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tbsp. cream of tartar and 2 tbsp. oil.

Go big bro KiruaMi-cHan~


  • Step 2:
    Add 1 cup water slowly to the flour mixture. Mix until all ingredients are well-blended and form a thick paste.

Go lil girl ReiHi-cHan~


  • Step 3:
    Place the Playdough mixture into a pan and cook over medium heat. Stir until dough darkens slightly and becomes stiff.

ReiHi & KiruaMi
Stir n stir…


  • Step 4:
    Let the mixture cool slightly. Then knead the dough until it reaches the appropriate consistency.

Playdough Stuff
Stuff to color homemade Playdough~

  • Step 5:
    Add a small amount of food coloring to color the dough. Keep on rollin’ 😉

Rollin' Up
My favorite blue color!

Homemade Playdough
Tadaa~ Fin!



  • Children can learn valuable skills, such as counting, by helping to measure out the ingredients.
  • Children love to help knead the warm dough.
  • Save the dough in a tightly sealed container or bag to prevent it from drying out.
  • Be cautious when having children help around a hot stove.

Craft Time!
We starting our craft projects *giggles*



Look at their funny faces; Playdough sampling test, without food coloring *lol*


My Beloved Kiddies
1, 2, 3:Lets begin kids!


Our Playdough Art
Family of Snakes by KiruaMi-cHan 😉


Our Playdough Art
Flaming Volcano by KiruaMi-cHan 😀


Our Playdough Art
Veggies & Fruits by ReiHi-cHan with Mama 😉


Alhamdulillah, my kiddies really love their Craft’s Time; counting, mixing, stirring, rolling, pinching, cutting, stuffing plus more to do!

Don’t forget to allow your toddler to explore their imagination & creativity.

I bet your baby & toddler will love it too 😉 *hugs*


Wish you all the best for the weekend, I’ll always pray for your happiness ^_-

Gambatte ne! Have fun!

(from a Queen of Mischief)


About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

16. February 2008 by MamaFiza
Categories: My Fun Homeschool | Tags: , , , , , | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. mamafiza, good to meet you yesterday. but so sorry tak sempat cakap lama, tak sempat pun nak berkenalan properly dgn your cute kiddies – our kids were so tired, and me n my sis pun belum solat asar. hope we’ll bump into each other again soon 🙂

  2. salam Mamafiza,

    Hahaha.. we had the same project with the kids, ek? Anyway, nice colours + the art- what I can say.. there are all masterpieces 😉 ;).

    Thanks for your offer regarding the homeschool group. I am more than happy to join, insya Allah.. 😉

  3. Wow…cant wait to buy all the stuff to make homemade playdough dis wknd…thanks mamafiza for yr tips…

  4. Just curios..after we used the homemade playdough..can we keep it..or we shud just throw it..just curious..hehehe

  5. ma-danish…i’ve read somewhere in pa & ma, if not mistaken we can dry the dough under the sun after the crafts activities, if you wish to keep them la…

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