It has been a little gloomy here on the Gold Coast the past few weeks – raining and too wet to play outside most weekends. So the kids and I made some playdough, which resulted in hours of fun and creativity.

I’m going to make up some more and give to my niece for as a Christmas gift. I have included 2 home made playdough recipes below, a regular recipe and one for the Thermomix. 1 batch will fit perfectly into one container.

I store our playdough in these round containers, 3 for $2 at Kmart. They are a screw top lid so will keep the playdough nice and soft while not in use.  Playdough labels available here, 12 coloured labels.  Print on A4 paper cut labels then using double-sided tape stick to container.

{The Organised Housewife} Thermomix Home made Playdough 2

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Home-made Playdough

  • Author: The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tlb oil
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • food colouring

Instructions

  1. Place water in medium saucepan
  2. Add food colouring to desired colour, mix
  3. Add flour, salt, oil and cream of tarter to the water mix
  4. Stir constantly over medium heat until it turns into play dough
  5. Allow to cool

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 Thermomix Playdough

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Thermomix Playdough

  • Author: The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 14 mins

Ingredients

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  • 100g rock salt
  • 250g water
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 15g olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon food colouring

Instructions

  1. Add rock salt to bowl mix for 10 sec / speed 9 scrape down side of bowl
  2. Add in water and cream of tartar mix 5 min / temp 60 / speed 3
  3. Add flour, oil and desired colouring (leave colouring till last if you want to divide mixture and make several colours) 40 sec / speed 4
  4. Then knead 1 min / close lid/ knead
  5. Remove from bowl and have fun!!

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Playdough labels, 12 coloured labels

Make your own playdough at home.  Print on A4 paper, cut labels then using double sided tape stick to container.  Playdough labels are available here.

{The Organised Housewife} Playdough Labels

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17 comments

Dylan January 17, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Can you possibly share more specific details (brand for example) on the containers you used for the play dough? I am having no luck finding them

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Sarah Hudson February 12, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Having made many batches of playdough for Playgroup, I have found a new recipe that I really like – it makes a beautifully soft and smooth playdough, and is less prone to being too sticky or too dry.

http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/04/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe.html

I like to add glitter to mine, and you can add things like essential oil or flavoured essence to add an extra sensory dimension to the playdough. My most recent batch was rose pink with white glitter, and scented with old rosewater that I’d purged from the pantry 😉 – perfect for Valentine’s day

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Amanda July 23, 2014 - 8:24 AM

Does the colour come out of the play dough onto surfaces?

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Kelly Polizzi July 31, 2014 - 4:05 AM

is it possible to get the spelling changed to playdoh?

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Jules brazier November 12, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Can’t be called playdoh as that is a brand name trademarked and copywriter laws apply..

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Janinka Francki December 10, 2014 - 5:32 PM

… by the way … play dough freezes really well & defrost to be as good as new on the next rainy day. Just an FYI. I’m a grandmother so I only require the play dough intermittently.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 11, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Thank you so much for the tip, Janinka! Very handy to know.:)

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Mrs Finnelley June 16, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Hello Kat!

I love your recipe! It’s so much nicer than the cheap store-bought playdough I have been using. : ) I teach kindergarten and I’ve just made a green batch with peppermint essence so I can tell the kids it’s giant chewing gum! I was wondering if you could share some tips on getting the dough out of the Thermomix? When is best? When it is still warm and sticky? I did this and got it stuck to everything! Or should I wait for it to cool? If so, how do you go about getting it off the blades? I tried whizzing it but ended up pulverising the last few dribs.

Thank you for your time and advice! Love your blog! x

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Mrs Finnelley June 16, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Also, is it best to wait for it to cool before putting it in the containers? Will this have any effect on the consistency, etc.? Thanks again. : )

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Kate - Kat's Assistant June 17, 2015 - 8:42 AM

Hi Mrs Finnelley, Ooh i love the sound of adding peppermint essence to the dough! I am sure the kids will love it.:)
Getting the dough out of the thermomix can be a bit tricky. I have found the best way to do it is to tip the thermomix upside down holdind the thermxmix and give the blade a spin for the outside, it comes away a lot easier and not so messy. I wait til the playdough has cooled before i place it into containers just so it doesn’t sweet.

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Rachel November 27, 2015 - 3:48 PM

Hi The recipe doesn’t seem to be working its just coming up with the shortcode on the page [yumprint-recipe id=’34’] ?

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Kate - Kat's Assistant November 30, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Hi Rachel, Oh no sorry. I have just fixed it up. Here is the link for you: https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/craft/home-made-playdough/

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Arron March 7, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Is there a need for the salt? My daughter has severe eczema and its affected her wrists and hands when playing so I thought I could skip it in a new batch?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 8, 2016 - 7:33 AM

Hi Arron, the salt is used as a preservative to keep the dough from getting mouldy, you could make it without the salt, however it will need to be thrown away soon after.

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Jenny May 4, 2020 - 7:51 PM

Can this recipe be doubled?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 6, 2020 - 3:04 PM

I haven’t tried this Jenny, but I can’t see why it couldn’t be 🙂 Kat x

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Krush January 6, 2022 - 3:52 PM

Hi, how long does the play dough last/be kept for? Thank you

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