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Somer Valley Children's Centre Services

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Playdough Recipes

Playdough Recipes

Long-Life Playdough

Long-Life Playdough

This makes long lasting and pliable dough, which is great for modeling. Keeps best in the fridge 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 cups of plain flour 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar 1 cup of salt Food colouring 2 cups of water

This makes long lasting and pliable dough, which is great for modeling. Keeps best in the fridge 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2 cups of plain flour 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar 1 cup of salt Food colouring 2 cups of water

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat. To prevent sticking, you must keep stirring until it comes away from the sides of the pan. Allow to cool and knead well. .

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat. To prevent sticking, you must keep stirring until it comes away from the sides of the pan. Allow to cool and knead well. .

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Salt Dough

Salt Dough This can be treated as normal playdough or special models can be baked in a cool oven for 2-3 hours before painting.

This can be treated as normal playdough or special models can be baked in a cool oven for 2-3 hours before painting.

3 cups of self-raising flour

3 cups of self-raising flour

Water for mixing

Water for mixing

3 cups of salt

3 cups of salt

Add enough water to the flour and salt mixture to make a stiff, non-sticky dough. Parts of a model can be stuck together by painting with water.

Add enough water to the flour and salt mixture to make a stiff, non-sticky dough. Parts of a model can be stuck together by painting with water.

Quick Dough

Quick Dough

This is ideal for young children as it feels lovely to squeeze, press and roll. Very easy to make but does not keep. Water - as much as is needed

3 cups of self-raising flour

Simply mix the water into the flour a little at a time until stretchy, spongy dough is achieved. Even small children will enjoy doing this themselves.

This is ideal for young children as it feels lovely to squeeze, press and roll. Very easy to make but does not keep.

Simply mix the water into the flour a little at a time until stretchy, spongy dough is achieved. Even small children will enjoy doing this themselves.

Glitter Dough

Glitter Dough This will make a glossy, glitter dough that will keep for about a month in the fridge. It makes a great change from normal playdough and is wonderful for futuristic modelling. You can change the colour combinations too.

Water - as much as is needed

3 cups of self-raising flour

This will make a glossy, glitter dough that will keep for about a month in the fridge. It makes a great change from normal playdough and is wonderful for futuristic modelling. You can change the colour combinations too.

3 cups of plain flour

tablespoon of black non-toxic paint

3 cups of plain flour

tablespoon of black non-toxic paint

1 cup of salt

water for mixing

1 cup of salt

water for mixing

silver glitter

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

of vegetable oil

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add enough water and paint to make a stiff dough with a deep colour.

of vegetable oil

silver glitter

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add enough water and paint to make a stiff dough with a deep colour.

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