Recipe: Play Dough

Little Penelope had her eight week jabs yesterday and so was in need of quite a bit of quiet, mummy time to ease her through. Especially having only just gotten over the viral meningitis she picked up in her first few weeks! Enter the mummy hogging toddler tornado! Also, formally known as Theon (her big brother).  He just wants to love her and hug her and squeeeeeeze her tight, like really tight, around the neck and make her play with lego. I think you get the picture. So, how the hell do you manage to meet the needs of two under two? For me it’s home made play dough for the win, every time.

A matter of minutes



  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Veg Oil
  • Water
  • Food Colouring


•Take 1 cup of flour and place in a bowl
•Add all your wet ingredients (2 table spoons of salt, 1/4 cup of water, and 1 table spoon of veg oil)
•Mix with a fork
Now add a couple splashes of either food colouring or non-toxic/washable kids play paints and knead until the dough cleans the bowl and the dough is no longer sticky

*Repeat until you have a nice selection of colours.


Once made wrap in cling film and store in the fridge to pull out when ever you need just enough distraction time to finish your cuppa!

Blissful Domestication

This Post Has 13 Comments

    1. Booberrit

      It’s good for learning the colours too but in all honesty it’s the only way I get to finish a coffee… For that reason I possibly love it more than he does!!! 😂

  1. Kerry

    I keep mening to make our own playdough as my kids love it, but just have’t got round to it yet! Need to give this a go. #OurLittleLinky

    1. Booberrit

      If it helps this batch lasted a week, with me storing it in the fridge between play!

      1. Kerry

        It’s on my to do list this weekend (along with lots of other things!), thanks for linking up with #KidsandKreativity, hope to see you next week x

    1. Booberrit

      Yes, but I’ve now realised play dough is a gate way to slime isn’t it!! #Imnotready 🙂

  2. Lucy Howard

    This is brilliant. I never realised making play dough was so easy. My little man loves play dough so i’ll have to make him some. Thanks for hosting #ourlittleloves. Sorry it’s taken me so long to comment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    1. Booberrit

      Thank you for popping by!

  3. We LOVE playdough! And it’s one of the very few non-screen things which can keep my boy busy for a while without much interaction from me. Great stuff x

    1. Booberrit

      Tell me about it, it’s playdough or Elmo in our house!

  4. Bec Jones

    I used to love PlayDoh when I was little – I’ve heard about the DIY recipes too so thanks for the info – I’ll be passing it on.

    1. Booberrit

      Absolute pleasure, but be warned it’s a gateway to slime!!!!!!!! 🤪

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