Monday, 7 November 2011

The easiest play dough ever!

Mini stockings
This week I am busy knitting mini stockings for two fairs I'm attending.
Last week I made some red glittery cinnamon scented play dough for the children at school. It has got to be the easiest recipe ever - no saucepans or bowls with mix welded to it! You need
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup of boiling water

Mix it all together and knead. It will make your hands lovely and soft.
just mix
No need to cook it - the boiling water does it for you. I added red food colouring, glitter and some cinnamon. I've made black sparkly, white with toothpaste (scent and colour) whatever takes your fancy. It will keep in an airtight container for about a month - depending on any other items that get mixed with through play. It would make a great gift for any child of whatever age!
Red sparkle play dough
Happy Handmade Monday and Creative Me Monday to you all and thank-you to Wendy and Jenny for hosting and thank-you for all your lovely comments.
Jo x


Ros Made Me said...

Am loving the sparkle in the play dough... am I too old to have some? Super socks too!

Caroline Nash said...

Oh I love cinnamon, problem is would have been tempted to eat the dough

Amy Seager said...

wow i love the sparkly play dough! What a great idea!

Love from

Wendy said...

I used to use a recipe similar to this when I was a childminder (many years ago!) but never thought to make it sparkly - what a fab idea!


Gorgeous mini-stockings. Love the sparkling play-dough - such a great idea

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Love your sparkly dough I bet that keeps the little monkeys quiet. Those little stockings are gorgeous, would be lovely as a garland

Mrs A. said...

Now that really is a simple recipe that most people would already have the ingredients at home for. Like your little mini stockings too. Hugs Mrs A.

Jam Dalory said...

What a simple yet practical idea, I don't have any children of my own but i'm tempted to make some for myself to play with! Loving the mini stockings too, they're really cute and so many designs are possible. x

Helen said...

Fabulous idea! Darent add cinnamon as flop would eat it! But may give the glitter a go for her :)

EmmaT said...

Think I'll come back to this once my LO's big enough for playdough. Love the sparkles in it.

Your Friend Susie said...

Oh my, gotta share this with friends with kids! Wonderful! :)

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

Quite a coincidence - we've both made cinnamon related blog posts for Handmade Monday :-D

One good thing about this recipe is that if the smell of cinnamon makes you hungry, you are already partially set up to cook something.

Picto said...

I love salt dough, the sparkles in it are lovely.
Loved your pumpkin in the previous post too.

Jan x

Charters said...

Cute christmas stockings. The play dough would make great Santa socks!

dreamstar said...

Brilliant idea for dough, looks really effective and bet it smells gorgeous!

Handbags by Helen said...

Ahhhh, play dough - takes me back. Don't have kids to make it for but maybe I'll have a go anyway!!!!

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I would like to say thanks a lot for sharing this gorgeous and practical idea. Keep it up.
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