Batman Playdough

Since I mentioned homemade playdough in my last post and feel that, having a mom blog, I should mention playdough somewhere in a post, here you go:

Homemade Playdough a la Seattle Travel Mom

There’s more than one way to create your own playdough, and definitely more than one blog to find a recipe on.

Here’s a simple, oldie but goodie:


Stir 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tspns cream of tartar in a medium-sized saucepan.

Add 1 cup water, 1 tbspn oil, continue stirring over medium heat.


I added food coloring at this point (blue, “ONLY blue,” to be exact), squeezing out more color until my son was satisfied with the precise shade of Batman Blue.

When dough starts sticking and forming a ball, remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.

(Or until you can start kneading it without getting an unfortunate and potentially embarrassing playdough burn).


Tada!  Warm, blue, homemade playdough that (almost) don’t cost a thing! 


What are some of your favorite playdough recipes?  Variations? 


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