Just a little something for Saturday.


At my daughter’s preschool the other day, the teacher had them play with play-dough for a portion of the class and every kid was mesmerized by it’s calming texture and it’s pliability.  And then she sent each of them home with a small Ziploc bag full of their own play-dough that she made at home with her husband, like she does on a regular basis for all of her students’ use.  Emma loved that it was bright green in color and that it was all her own, and she has asked to play with it each morning this weekend.  Such a simple recipe that heeds a lot of dough, this is one that I will definitely keep on-hand for rainy days.  Get out some dull plastic knives, rolling pins and old cookie cutters and your little one will be easily and happily occupied.


  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons oil (peppermint oil was used here and the smell was amazing!)
  • food coloring of your choice
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 8 teaspoons cream of tartar


1.     Measure water, oil and several drops of food coloring into a 4 qt. saucepan.

2.     In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

3.     Add the dry ingredients into the liquid and cook over medium heat, stirring continually, until mixture forms a soft ball.  Cool and store in a closed container.

playdough 2


Have a great weekend!

xo gina