DIY homemade playdough (pate a modeler) – kids safe recipe

homemade playdough

Making playdough at home is easier than you think. A healthy way to ensure your kids safety. All you need is couple of ingredients and 10 minutes of your time and let the fun and creativity begin.

Ingredients: (make about 2 cups)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • food coloring

homemade playdough

In a sauce pan combine all dry ingredients then add water, oil and food coloring. Mix well until no lumps show.

Cook over medium heat and stir constantly until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticky. This will take almost 3-4 minutes.

Remove from the pan and keep to cool before kneading until smooth.

homemade playdough

This playdough can stay long if you store it properly. Wrap it with cling film and keep it in a locked container or simply put it in a plastic zipper bag at room temperature.

homemade playdough

This playdough is 100% safe if your kid wants to taste. My boy is still under 2 years he likes to taste everything, i make sure we always play with edible or safe games.

homemade playdough

Stay tuned, i will post tomorrow one of many playdough games that we do:

Jungle pate a modeler (playdough) game



4 responses to “DIY homemade playdough (pate a modeler) – kids safe recipe

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  3. I would never have thought of making homemade playdough. But it definitely seems super easy. I will try it when my boy is old enough. Thanks for sharing!


    • Oh yes it is a bit too early! usually we introduce playdough to toddlers of 15 months for the first time for a simple squeezing and poking game, good for sensory learning and developing his motor skills. To be able to start doing shapes and enjoying the play he should be 2 years and above 🙂


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